3:45p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Closing Keynote: A Fireside Chat

Creating an Incredible Culture by Making Employee’s Needs a Priority

This fireside chat will feature a conversation with April Anthony, Chief Executive Officer of Encompass Home Health & Hospice and Susan Salka, Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director, AMN Healthcare. Encompass is an industry leader in patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes and strives each day to fulfill their mission of delivering a better way to care for all those they encounter.  This mission starts with their people as Encompass seeks to create a culture of caring for one another by providing tools, training, resources, and acknowledgement to their team members.


The talk will focus upon the innovative approaches that create a sustainable culture of employee engagement.  2018 marks the seventh year that Encompass has been on Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list.


April Anthony

Chief Executive Officer

Encompass Home Health and Hospice

April Anthony founded Encompass Home Health & Hospice in 1998 as her second successful home health venture. She has led Encompass Home Health & Hospice’s expansion from a single start-up location to an industry leader with a national presence. Anthony was also critically involved in the design and development of the company’s unique automation software, helping Encompass Home Health & Hospice lead the way in home health technology. She has led the company’s long-standing culture which has led to recognition on a national level as a best place to work.

Susan Salka

Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc.

Under Susan’s leadership, AMN has become known as the innovator in healthcare workforce solutions and the largest and most diversified healthcare staffing company in the nation. Susan is an active industry spokesperson in the healthcare and investment community and has been one of the driving forces behind the company’s strategic and operational success since joining the company in 1990. Before becoming CEO and president, Susan served in several other executive positions at AMN Healthcare and currently serves on the board of directors of McKesson, The Campanile Foundation at San Diego State University, and serves on the editorial advisory board of Directors & Boards magazine.