SAN DIEGO, April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AHS), the nation's largest healthcare staffing company, announced today that its Board of Directors elected Douglas D. Wheat to serve as Chairman of the Board, effective on April 9, 2008.
Mr. Wheat has served as a Director of AMN Healthcare since November 1999. Currently Chairman of Challenger Capital Group, Ltd., Mr. Wheat was previously president and co-founder of Haas Wheat & Partners, AMN Healthcare's largest shareholder prior to the Company's public offering in 2001 through to its secondary offering in May 2005. During his tenure on the Board, Mr. Wheat has held numerous committee positions and most recently served as the Company's Presiding Director.
"We are honored that Mr. Wheat has agreed to head our Board of Directors," said Susan R. Nowakowski, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMN Healthcare. "Over the past nine years, his vision, experience, and deep understanding of AMN Healthcare's businesses have been integral to our growth and success, enhancing shareholder value."
"AMN Healthcare delivers a critical service to healthcare facilities and patients throughout the United States," noted Mr. Wheat. "As Chairman of the Board of Directors, I am looking forward to providing leadership and guidance to the Company as it achieves its long-term strategic goals."
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. is the largest healthcare staffing
company in the United States and the largest nationwide provider in all
four of its business lines: travel nurse staffing, locum tenens staffing
(temporary physician staffing), physician permanent placement services and
travel allied staffing. AMN Healthcare recruits healthca
|SOURCE AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.|
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