Susan R. Salka is the CEO of AMN Healthcare. AMN and other temporary health care staffing companies might benefit from the overhaul of the nation’s health care system.

Susan R. Salka is the CEO of AMN Healthcare. AMN and other temporary health care staffing companies might benefit from the overhaul of the nation’s health care system. Photo by Melissa Jacobs.

AMN HEALTHCARE

CEO: Susan R. Salka.

Revenue: $760 million in 2009; $1.2 billion in 2008.

Net income/loss: $122.2 million net loss in 2009; $34.4 million in net income in 2008.

No. of local employees: 507.

Headquarters: Carmel Valley.

Year founded: 1985.

Stock symbol and exchange: AHS on the New York Stock Exchange.

Company description: Provides travel nurse, per diem local nurse, allied and temporary physician staffing, and permanent physician placement services.

Health care reform may be a permanent fix to provide every American with basic medical services, but look to temporary staffing firms to do a lot of the heavy — and challenging — lifting on the patient care recruitment front...

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