Staff Care and Merritt Hawkins Support National Health Center Week 2017

Leading Physician Search Firms Commit $30,000 as an Enhanced Bronze Sponsor

Contact: Phil Miller / 469-524-1420 / phil.miller@amnhealthcare.com

DALLAS, Texas –Staff Care and Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firms and companies of AMN Healthcare, are lending their support to National Health Center Week 2017, a nationwide event recognizing the key contributions to quality, accessible care made by America’s Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).

As a sponsors of the event, Staff Care and Merritt Hawkins will be supporting celebration activities at FQHCs in six states, including California, Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, Virginia and Kentucky. The firms’ $30,000 National Health Center Week Bronze Sponsorship, made to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC), will help forward the vital work FQHCs do providing healthcare services through thousands of sites across the country. Staff Care and Merritt Hawkins are long-time supporters of FQHCs, and Merritt Hawkins is proud to be a preferred partner of the National Association of Community Health Centers’ Value in Staffing (ViS) Program.

“The role of FQHCs is expanding, and Merritt Hawkins and Staff Care take great pride is assisting in this process in the key area of physician and advanced practitioner staffing,” said Travis Singleton, senior vice president of Merritt Hawkins. “We look forward to expanding our partnership with FQHCs as they provide a growing number of patients with quality, affordable and accessible healthcare.”

There are NHCW events scheduled across the country, including health fairs, visits by members of Congress and state officials to local health centers, press conferences, back-to-school drives, community breakfasts, patient appreciation events, free health screenings and dental cleanings, and much more. Staff Care and Merritt Hawkins representatives will be attending some of these activities, presenting plaques and making presentations on the key role FQHCs play in delivering care in today’s evolving healthcare market. Community Health Centers serve more than 25 million Americans, a number that continues to grow along with the demand for affordable primary care. FQHCs have compiled a significant record of success that includes:

  • Producing $24 billion in annual health system savings;
  • Reducing unnecessary hospitalizations and unnecessary visits to the emergency room;
  • Treating patients for a fraction of the average cost of one emergency room visit;
  • Maintaining patient satisfaction levels of nearly 100 percent;
  • Serving more than one in six Medicaid beneficiaries for less than two percent of the national Medicaid budget.

NACHC serves as the professional education and advocacy association for the health centers and helps organize National Health Center Week. Through their recruitment services, Staff Care and Merritt Hawkins assist FQHCs in maintaining necessary staffing levels and in caring out their mission of providing accessible, affordable care.

About Staff Care

Staff Care is a leading healthcare staffing firm providing temporary physicians, advanced practitioners and dentists to hospitals, medical groups, government facilities, and other healthcare organizations nationwide. Staff Care is a company of AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AMN) and is the sponsor the Country Doctor of the Year Award. For more information about AMN Healthcare, go to www.amnhealthcare.com.

About Merritt Hawkins

Merritt Hawkins is the leading physician and advanced practitioner consulting firm in the United States and is a company of AMN Healthcare (NYSE: AMN), the largest healthcare staffing organization in the country and the innovator of healthcare workforce solutions. For additional information, see www.merritthawkins.com and www.amnhealthcare.com.

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