American College of Cardiology Joins the National Healthcare Career Network

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37,000 member cardiovascular organization re-launches its career center and joins growing network of healthcare association job boards

We are also looking forward to working with our colleagues at the American Hospital Association and other healthcare associations to cooperatively address the shortage in qualified workers.

The American College of Cardiology (ACC), a 37,000-member non-profit medical society based in Washington, D.C., today announced its online job board – ACC Cardiology Careers – has joined the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN). The NHCN is an initiative that brings together healthcare associations, to provide job placement and advancement opportunities; career development tools, training, scholarships and resources to mitigate workforce shortage challenges facing the healthcare marketplace.

The new ACC site launched on July 1, and now employers wishing to reach ACC’s substantial audience of qualified cardiovascular professionals need to post their jobs directly with the new ACC Cardiology Careers site (http://cardiologycareers.acc.org).

“We are extremely excited about the new opportunities ACC Cardiology Careers will be able to deliver for our members, other industry professionals, and employers,” said Dr. Jack Lewin, ACC CEO. “We are also looking forward to working with our colleagues at the American Hospital Association and other healthcare associations to cooperatively address the shortage in qualified workers.”

NHCN founding partner, the American Hospital Association (AHA), has taken a leadership role in rallying healthcare associations around this cause. “In spite of the economic downturn, healthcare employers are still struggling to find great candidates,” said Anthony Burke, president and CEO of AHA Solutions (an American Hospital Association company). “ACC is a great addition to the network, and we invite all health care associations – large and small, national and regional – to join us as we band together to tackle the workforce challenges,” continued Burke.

Associations participating in the NHCN gain greater exposure for each job posting. Not only will postings appear on the originating association’s job board, they will also be shared with every relevant network participant. Healthcare employers will be able to use the NHCN to find talent faster—selecting from the largest pool of candidates with certifications, extensive health care training and specialized knowledge available. The NHCN’s technology is powered by Boxwood, the leading provider of online career centers to associations and professional trade organizations.

More than 170 top healthcare associations and professional organizations have joined the NHCN devoting resources to help healthcare resolve its crisis.

Despite billions spent on commercial job boards, today’s critical healthcare positions remain vacant. The NHCN promotes healthcare associations’ niche (specialized) job boards and online career centers as viable alternatives for finding and developing industry-specific talent.

The NHCN is actively recruiting healthcare associations and professional trade organizations to participate. For more information, visit http://www.nationalhealthcarecareernetwork.com.

About ACC
The American College of Cardiology is leading the way to optimal cardiovascular care and disease prevention. The College is a 37,000-member nonprofit medical society and bestows the credential Fellow of the American College of Cardiology upon physicians who meet its stringent qualifications. The College is a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and is a staunch supporter of cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care. More information about the association is available online at http://www.acc.org. Employers can send an email for more information about the new ACC Cardiology Careers.

About AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes more than 4,800 hospitals, health care systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 37,000 individuals. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA Web site at http://www.aha.org

About Boxwood
Boxwood is the leading provider of online career centers for associations. Completely private-labeled, Boxwood’s solutions integrate seamlessly into an association’s website. As the only career center solution endorsed by the American Society of Association Executives, Boxwood has helped associations generate more than $150 million in non-dues revenue. For more information, visit http://www.boxwoodtech.com

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