American Society for Clinical Pathology Joins the National Healthcare Career
Medical society joins growing network of healthcare associations to address high workforce
shortage of lab professionals
Washington DC (PRWeb via HRMarketer) 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 a