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American Society for Clinical Pathology Joins the National Healthcare Career Network

Medical society joins growing network of healthcare associations to address high workforce shortage of lab professionals

Washington DC (PRWEB) July 17, 2009 -- The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), a 130,000-member non-profit professional medical society based in Chicago, today announced it is joining the National Healthcare Career Network (NHCN).

The NHCN is a coalition of healthcare associations that have joined together to provide job placement and advancement opportunities; career development tools, training, scholarships and resources to mitigate worker shortage challenges facing the healthcare marketplace.

"ASCP is extremely involved in workforce issues, and the NHCN’s mission and strategy dovetail with our overall strategy of working cooperatively with other healthcare associations in addressing the staffing shortages in our field," said John R. Ball, MD, JD, FASCP, ASCP Executive Vice President.

NHCN founding partner, the American Hospital Association (AHA), is pleased to see ASCP join the NHCN. "Allied health positions are among those with the greatest vacancy rates, particularly laboratory professionals," said Anthony Burke, president and CEO of AHA Solutions. "ASCP has been very active in addressing workforce-related issues and in raising awareness among lawmakers, the academic community, and the public of the critical role laboratory professionals play within the healthcare system. We look forward to working even more closely with ASCP in strengthening our nation’s healthcare workforce."

The NHCN is quickly becoming the premier resource for matching qualified healthcare professionals with open positions. Comprised exclusively of healthcare associations, the NHCN promotes associations’ job boards as the best resources for finding and developing industry-specific talent. 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 societies, representing over 1.6 million members, have joined the NHCN, devoting resources to help healthcare resolve its crisis.

The NHCN is actively recruiting healthcare associations and professional trade organizations to participate. For more information, visit

About ASCP
The mission of the American Society for Clinical Pathology is to provide excellence in education, certification, and advocacy on behalf of patients, pathologists, and laboratory professionals. Long recognized for its excellence in providing continuing education for pathologists and laboratory professionals, ASCP sponsors hundreds of workshops, symposia, teleconferences, e-courses, and self-study programs annually. In addition, ASCP is a full-scale publisher of textbooks, reference manuals, and online resources, as well as Critical Values, a quarterly newsmagazine, and two prestigious journals, the American Journal of Clinical Pathology and LABMEDICINE.

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 5000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, and other providers of care, and 38,000 individuals. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. The AHA Career Center is a founding member of the National Healthcare Career Network and is managed by AHA Solutions, Inc., a for-profit subsidiary of the AHA. For more information, visit the AHA Web site at or

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

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