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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to join ASHHRA?

What is my membership number?

How do I access your online resources?

What are the benefits of ASHHRA membership?

Is my membership current?

How do I update my contact information?

Can organizations become ASHHRA members?

I haven’t received anything from you in a while. Can you help?

I would like to contribute an article to one of your publications. Who do I contact?

Who do I contact to advertise through your organization?

Who do I contact to purchase your mailing list?

How do I become more involved in ASHHRA?

How do I renew my membership?

How do I join ASHHRA if I am already a member of SHRM?

How long does it take for my membership to be processed?

What is an Affinity Membership?

What do I need to submit with my student membership application?

Does ASHHRA publish a member directory?

When will my membership expire?

Can ASHHRA assist me in finding a job?

How do I order the ASHHRA membership list?



How much does it cost to join ASHHRA?

A regular membership, available to HR practitioners in healthcare facilities, costs $125.  If you qualify as a regular member and would like the joint membership with SHRM, the cost is $270.  If there is already a current ASHHRA member at your healthcare facility, your dues are $95 and $240, respectively.

Consultant dues are $250 for regular ASHHRA membership and $395 for joint ASHHRA and SHRM membership.  Students may also join at the rate of $45.

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What is my membership number?

Contact us at (312) 422-3720 or ashhra@aha.org and we will respond with your membership number.

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How do I access your online resources?

Visit www.ashhra.org.  In the login box, click the register now link.  There, you will set up your own username and password.  You will also be prompted for your ASHHRA member id.  If you do not know this, please contact us at (312) 422-3720 or ashhra@aha.org.

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What are the benefits of ASHHRA membership?

ASHHRA provides timely and critical support through ongoing learning and development, products and resources, and opportunities for networking and collaboration.  Benefits include:

  • HR Metrics Tool
  • Annual Conference
  • HR Pulse quarterly magazine
  • Digital HR Pulse
  • Webinars
  • Health Care Labor Report (monthly)
  • Semi-Annual ASHHRA Labor Activity Report
  • Online Discussion Board
  • Web site

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Is my membership current?

Contact us at (312) 422-3720 or ashhra@aha.org and we will look up your account.

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How do I update my contact information?

To update your contact information online, visit www.ashhra.org and click the update your profile link in the login box.  You must be a member with an online account to use this feature. 

You may also update your contact information through phone, at (312) 422-3720, or through e-mail, at ashhra@aha.org.

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Can organizations become ASHHRA members?

No.  ASHHRA is a personal membership group.  Only individuals are eligible for membership.

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I haven’t received anything from you in a while.  Can you help?

You may need to update your contact information.  Please contact us at (312) 422-3720 or ashhra@aha.org and we will verify your information.

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I would like to contribute an article to one of your publications.  Who do I contact?

To write an article for the HR Pulse magazine, please contact Marie-Clare Prisco, communication manager, at (312) 422-3727 or mprisco@aha.org.

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Who do I contact to advertise through your organization?

To advertise in our magazine, the HR Pulse, please contact Naylor Publications at (800) 369-6220. 

For inquiries on advertising on our Web site, please contact Sharon Allen, marketing and membership manager, at (312) 422-3722 or sallen@aha.org.

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Who do I contact to purchase your mailing list?

Shirley Armistead, project specialist, at (312) 422-3728 or sarmistead@aha.org.

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How do I become more involved in ASHHRA?

ASHHRA welcomes volunteers at various times for projects such as surveys, publications, product development and review, as well as to serve on focus groups.  We encourage you to become more involved.  If you are interested in volunteering for ASHHRA, click here to fill out the volunteer interest form.

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How do I renew my membership?

You may renew your membership online by clicking here. You may also renew by calling (312) 422-3720.  If you have received a renewal invoice, simply follow the instructions to respond.

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How do I join ASHHRA if I am already a member of SHRM?

Contact ASHHRA at ashhra@aha.org or (312) 422-3720 to request an application.  If your SHRM dues are up for renewal, you should pay joint membership dues at this time.

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How long does it take for my membership to be processed?

It normally takes 5-7 business days for your ASHHRA membership to be processed.  If you selected a joint membership with SHRM, your ASHHRA membership will still be processed within the normal time frame, however, it may take around a month for SHRM to receive and process your payment, and create your account.  Your SHRM membership expiration date will reflect the extra time required to process your application.

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What is an Affinity Membership?

If you are currently a member of any personal membership group of the American Hospital Association, an affinity membership allows you to access selected benefits from another society.  The benefits offered vary by society, but may include member rates on publications, subscriptions to journals or newsletters, or discounts on educational programs. Please click here  for more information.

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What do I need to submit with my student membership application?

To apply as a student member, please provide proof of current full-time status (20+ hours – online classes do not apply), a current transcript, your school name and phone number for the admissions office, and a copy of your student id.
Student membership is limited to four years, and the above information must be verified on an annual basis.  Employment must be in a hospital setting. Please click here  for more information.

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Does ASHHRA publish a member directory?

Yes.  ASHHRA prints and maintains an annual membership directory online.

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When will my membership expire?

Your membership is active for approximately one year (12 months) from your join date. 

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Can ASHHRA assist me in finding a job?

Please visit our online  Career Center.

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How do I order the ASHHRA membership list?

The membership list is available in pressure sensitive or 4-up Cheshire format. Please click here for the order form. Questions may be directed to Regina Stoker at rstoker@aha.org or call 312-422-3725.

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