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AMN Healthcare Announces Joint Commission Re-Certification
Date:7/16/2008

SAN DIEGO, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- AMN Healthcare announced today that it has been re-certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and continues to earn the Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(TM). For the first time, AMN's certification now includes its allied division: Med Travelers.

AMN was the first company in the United States to be certified under the Joint Commission's corporate certification, having initially earned the prestigious honor in 2005.

AMN recently underwent an on-site review of its compliance with national standards addressing how staffing firms determine the qualifications and competency of their staff, how they place their staff, and how they monitor staff's performance.

"We are pleased that the Joint Commission's review and evaluation has led to our re-certification," said Marcia Faller, RN, MSN, AMN's chief clinical officer & executive vice president, Operations. "This re-certification provides hospital clients and healthcare professionals across the nation with an even greater level of confidence that AMN Healthcare's processes meet rigorous requirements that are important for delivery of quality patient care."

"Health care organizations that contract with AMN can look to this certification as an assurance that AMN demonstrates a commitment to providing and continuously improving quality services," says Michele Sacco, M.S., executive director, Health Care Staffing Services Certification, Joint Commission.

The ongoing shortages of nurses, pharmacists and other health care professionals have forced health care organizations to increasingly fill positions with temporary workers through contractual arrangements with staffing firms. The Joint Commission's certification program, launched in October 2004, offers an independent, comprehensive evaluation of a staffing firm's abilities to provide competent staffing services.

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