Kansas Hospital Association Joins National Healthcare Career Network
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The Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) has announced a new partnership with the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN), an integrated alliance of nearly 300 recruiting career centers of professional associations. By joining the NHCN, KHA now connects health care employers in Kansas with access to more than 2 million specialized candidates in 13 disciplines, including nurses, allied health practitioners, operations experts, physicians and academic/research professionals.
Cindy Samuelson, KHA Vice President of Member Services and Public Relations, commented, “Based on national surveys, hospitals in Kansas rank among the highest in the country for patient satisfaction, and KHA is committed to helping them maintain that distinction through strategic talent acquisition. As part of the NHCN, we can provide them with the option of staying local in their talent searches, or expanding their searches to national pools of qualified candidates. This change takes to the next level of support for the health care community in Kansas. Plus, rates for local exposure on our site will not change for our member hospitals.”
KHA and numerous affiliated organizations serve the interests of health care providers ranging from multi-hospital systems to community hospitals. With relatively low unemployment of about 8% and continued growth in urban, suburban and rural areas, Kansas’s health care employers face an increasingly competitive hiring landscape. In fact, nearly 3,000 health care job openings currently exist throughout the state.
According to Carol Barber, Managing Director of the NHCN, “Employers would always prefer to hire from their local markets, but some positions require reach into outside talent pools. Partnering with the NHCN allows KHA to empower its members with convenient, one-click access to outstanding candidates near and far. We welcome KHA to our Network and are excited about working together to keep Kansas healthy!”
The Kansas Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of our communities. KHA membership includes 211 member facilities, of which 127 are full-service community hospitals. Founded in 1910, KHA maintains its vision of “an organization of hospitals working together to improve access, quality and the affordability of health care for all Kansans.”
The National Healthcare Career Network, founded in 2008 by non-profits including the American Hospital Association, connects the career centers of nearly 300 health care societies and trade associations to provide employers with access to top-quality talent in 13 specialties. Covering both clinical and non-clinical disciplines, the NHCN is only network of its kind to receive endorsement from the American Society of Association Executives.