SAN DIEGO, April 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- What makes a "cool" woman? How about work ethic, energy, entrepreneurial spirit and kindness?
The local Girl Scout community commended those qualities today in Susan Salka, CEO of AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE: AHS), naming her one of Girl Scouts San Diego's Cool Women 2015.
AMN Healthcare, headquartered in San Diego, is the nation's leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services.
Salka will receive her award, along with a select group of other notable female luminaries from the San Diego area, at a luncheon and ceremony today. Event proceeds will help support Girl Scout program outreach for girls in schools in low-income neighborhoods, homeless shelters and San Diego County's Girls Rehabilitation Facility.
"We're proud to honor these exemplary women for their extraordinary leadership and community service," said Jo Dee C. Jacob, chief executive officer of Girl Scouts San Diego.
Jacob added that Salka is "the consummate role model for girls and an inspiration for us all."
Each year since 2001, Girl Scouts San Diego has honored exemplary local Cool Women who make the world a better place, as they balance work, family, social lives and community service.
"I believe one of the most meaningful ways of supporting the advancement of women is by beginning the dialog about opportunity and equality when girls are still young," said Salka. "As a former Girl Scout, I am personally honored by this award, but I am most proud of concerted efforts by the Girl Scouts and our community at large to ensure that our girls can find pathways to their brightest possible futures."
Salka is a strong advocate for the advancement of women in leadership roles and for corporate responsibility in the local and global community. Under her leadership, AMN Healthcare sponsors an annual medical and community development mission to Guatemala and supports Make-A-Wish and other local charitable causes. Among her many accolades, Salka was named Director of the Year for Corporate Citizenship by the Corporate Director's Forum. She currently serves on the board of directors of McKesson, The Campanile Foundation at San Diego State University, and on the editorial advisory board of Directors & Boards magazine.
About AMN Healthcare AMN Healthcare is the leader and innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities across the nation. AMN Healthcare's workforce solutions -- including managed services programs, vendor management systems, recruitment process outsourcing and consulting services -- enable providers to successfully reduce complexity, increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes within the rapidly evolving healthcare environment. The Company provides unparalleled access to the most comprehensive network of quality healthcare professionals through its innovative recruitment strategies and breadth of career opportunities. Clients include acute-care hospitals, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, retail and urgent care centers, home health facilities, pharmacies and many other healthcare settings. AMN Healthcare disseminates news and information about the Company through its website, which can be found at www.amnhealthcare.com.
About Girl Scouts San Diego Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is America's premier leadership development experience for girls, helping girls discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. Girl Scouts San Diego provides activities for nearly 40,000 girls and adult members, trains volunteers, and maintains two camps near Julian and program/service facilities in Balboa Park, Carlsbad and Escondido.
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