HealthcareSource Announces Winners of 2014 New-to-the-Profession ASHHRA Annual Conference Grants

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Grants provide new practitioners opportunities to develop healthcare HR strategies and further professional development

HealthcareSource(R), the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced the winners of the fifth annual HealthcareSource New-to-the-Profession ASHHRA Annual Conference Grants. The grants enabled the winners to attend the ASHHRA 50th Annual Conference & Exposition that took place September 27-30, 2014 in Chicago, IL.

These grants provide financial assistance to healthcare HR practitioners who are new in their careers and wish to further their knowledge by attending the ASHHRA Conference. The grant fulfills a commitment commonly shared by both ASHHRA and HealthcareSource to support the next generation of healthcare HR leaders with educational and networking opportunities.

The 2014 HealthcareSource New-to-the-Profession ASHHRA grant winners are:

Shawn L. Parker Sr., MBA, Covenant Woods
"Being new to the healthcare industry, I am learning the many rules, regulations, trends, and best practices. By attending the ASHHRA conference, I'll get exposure to formal education on these topics and the benefit of networking with other professionals who have real-world healthcare human resources experience that I'll be able to apply in my organization."

Teresa Ann Wallen, Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas
"The annual ASHHRA conference offers learning opportunities for me to identify the highest priority needs of my organization, as well as gain confidence in my abilities as a healthcare HR professional. I look forward to returning home with both tactics and strategies that support our valued employees who serve our highest purpose - our patient base."

Tram Nguyen-Le, Center for Spine, Joint, Neuromuscular Rehabilitation
"Attending the ASHHRA conference gives me the opportunity to meet with my ASHHRA Mentor and other experienced attendees to gain more knowledge on various topics relevant to healthcare HR. This grant helps me further my education and professional development on topics such as talent management and leadership, which allows me to develop into a more well-rounded healthcare HR professional."

The grant recipients were recognized in a special reception on September 27, 2014.

"HealthcareSource is proud to support the education and professional development of the next generation of healthcare HR leaders," said Michael DiPietro, chief marketing officer at HealthcareSource. "This year's grant recipients each demonstrate the commitment to learning and dedication to ensuring that their organizations hire and retain employees that support the needs of care recipients and their families. We are proud to partner with ASHHRA and support HR practitioners who are new to the healthcare profession to help make an impact on the quality of talent healthcare organizations need to deliver quality care."

"We appreciate the continued commitment HealthcareSource makes to the healthcare HR community by sponsoring the New-to-the-Profession conference grants," said Dawn M. Rose, JD, PHR, executive director, ASHHRA. "Both ASHHRA and HealthcareSource believe in providing learning and development opportunities for healthcare HR professionals that are so critical to hiring, retaining, and educating staff responsible for delivering care to their patients."

About HealthcareSource
With more than 2,300 healthcare clients, HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry. The HealthcareSource Quality Talent Suite℠ helps healthcare organizations recruit, develop, and retain the best workforce possible in order to improve the patient and resident experience. The company's cloud-based talent management solutions include applicant tracking, behavioral assessments, reference checking, employee performance, compensation, competency and learning management, and eLearning courseware. A private company focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, HealthcareSource consistently earns high marks for client satisfaction and retention. KLAS Research recently named HealthcareSource a category leader for Talent Management for the third consecutive year, in addition to recognition in Healthcare Informatics 100, Modern Healthcare's "Healthcare's Hottest," Inc. 500|5000, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and Becker's "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" list. To learn more about HealthcareSource visit: http://www.healthcaresource.com.

About ASHHRA
Founded in 1964, ASHHRA is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and has more than 3,500 members nationwide. It leads the way for members to become more effective, valued, and credible leaders in healthcare human resources. As the foremost authority in healthcare human resources, it provides timely and critical support through research, learning and knowledge sharing, professional development, products and resources, and provides opportunities for networking and collaboration. For more information about ASHHRA, visit: http://www.ashhra.org.

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