National Healthcare Career Network Appoints Managing Director: Carol Barber, Employment Marketing Specialist, Joins Team

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Barber brings more than 30 years of employment marketing background to her new position NHCN Managing Director.

“To become part of the NHCN’s mission to connect health care employers with high quality talent is a true honor for me,” Carol Barber, managing director, NHCN

The National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN), co-founded by the American Hospital Association and Boxwood, announces the appointment of Carol Barber as its managing director, a new role for the NHCN. Barber has more than 30 years of employment marketing background, the majority of it spent with Bernard Hodes Group, where she held the position of executive vice president and was instrumental in leading the success of the company’s Healthcare Consulting Division.

AHACareerCenter.org, the American Hospital Association’s career center and one of NHCN’s founding partners, shares NHCN’s mission in combating the workforce shortage by aligning health care employers, trade associations and professional societies with the purpose of creating an online network of linked job placement, career advancement and development tools.

“To become part of the NHCN’s mission to connect health care employers with high quality talent is a true honor for me,” said Barber. “There’s already been phenomenal growth, a testament to how valuable targeted recruiting is to employers. I’m excited to help build on a very strong base of innovation and results.”

“Carol has been working with us on various projects over the last year, and her passion for high-quality results matches our commitment to providing the health care field with smart, cost effective recruiting solutions,” said Amy Goble, vice president, AHACareerCenter.org.

“We’re excited to have Carol on board,” said John Bell, Managing Partner of the NHCN. “We believe her knowledge and skills will help us get to the next level in developing products and services to address health care’s growing and changing talent needs.”

Barber will focus on building awareness of the NHCN’s wide range of customizable recruiting programs, identifying new marketing channels and developing a national sales organization.

About the National Healthcare Career Network
The National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN) brings together health care audiences across the healthcare spectrum and connects them through a single network. The NHCN aligns health care associations – asking each one to become involved – owning and participating together to create a network of linked professional healthcare membership organizations to provide job placement, career development and advancement opportunities to health care professionals. NHCN’s Managing Partner, Boxwood is participating with Founding Partners, including ASAE & The Center for Association Leadership and leading healthcare trade associations to promote healthcare associations as the preferred resource for finding healthcare talent. For more information on the NHCN visit http://www.NHCNnetwork.org.

About the American Hospital Association
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 5000 hospitals, healthcare systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 38,000 individuals. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for healthcare leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. The AHA is a founding member of the National Healthcare Career Network and its career site, AHACareerCenter.org is managed by AHA Solutions, Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of the AHA. For more information, visit the AHA Web site at http://www.aha.org or http://www.ahacareercenter.org.

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