Susan Salka, CEO of AMN Healthcare Services.
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AMN Healthcare Services CEO Susan Salka, in a one-on-one interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer Friday, unveiled two recent acquisitions her company made and is applying in the effort to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The hospital staffing company purchased b4health in December and closed on the purchase of Stratus Video in February. The latter equipped AMN Healthcare with telehealth capabilities.
“We quickly pivoted and added capabilities so that our clients could use that platform for COVID-19 triage purposes,” Salka explained, adding clinicians “wouldn’t necessarily have to be in the same room with their patients and it can be used in a variety of other ways.”
COVID-19 is the disease caused by the coronavirus, which originated in China and has infected more than 18,000 people and killed nearly 230 in the United States. There are more than 271,600 global cases as of Friday evening, according to data from Johns…