Health Care HR Week: March 11 - 17, 2018

The week of March 11 - 17, 2018, has been designated to recognize human resources professionals in health care organizations across the nation for their important role across the continuum of care.

How will you and your organization recognize this week?
Share them with ASHHRA by:

  • Emailing your activities to ashhra@aha.org
  • Tagging @ASHHRA on Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #hchrweek

Check out the resources below to help you get started.

Health Care HR Week

Health Care HR Week Resources


2018 Recommended Activities for Health Care HR Week
March 11 - 17, 2018

Below are events suggested by ASHHRA. Health care HR professionals can use them or create their own events. The events may be celebrated on the day that best aligns with the culture and operations of your organization.

Nominate a ASHHRA Member of the Day
Nominate a fellow ASHHRA member by submitting this nomination form. One member will be featured each day on ASHHRA.org during Healthcare HR Week. When submitting a nomination, include the nominee’s name and a detailed description of their professional accomplishments.

Know Your Health Care HR Professional Day
Hold a contest using a brief questionnaire to ask hospital employees around the organization to define the responsibilities of the HR department. The top three winners will receive a prize.

Hospital Wellness Day
HR staff could set up tables to talk about health and fitness, invite suppliers on healthy foods, exercise, stress management, etc.; offer incentive for participating. Find a community/local charity and set aside time to work together to volunteer.

Career Share Day
Invite the community to your organization for a career fair that includes career development activities such as resume writing, interviewing skills, networking strategies, seminars on getting hired, how to shine, turning a no into a yes, etc., or visit a school to talk about careers in health care HR.
Luncheon Celebration
Hold a luncheon in your organization to celebrate the work of the HR professional and have others in the organization meet the HR staff.
Cover-Me-for-Lunch Day
For an hour and a half, the HR non-managers and managers switch jobs for a day; the goal is to learn what the other does day to day and gain a greater appreciation for one another.

Unique HR Request Day
Discover the most unique requests you and your colleagues in HR have ever received (without revealing any confidential information, of course!), and discuss how you addressed the request.


Apply for the Health Care HR Week CHHR Exam Scholarship
Application and submission deadline to come in early 2018.

Learn Together
Attend a webinar with your HR colleagues!

More Ideas from Our Members
See how ASHHRA members have recognized Health Care HR Week:

Compiled Activities MSWord

McLaren Northen Michigan Activities PDF

Stanly Regional Medical Center Calendar PDF

The Medical Center of Plano Calendar PDF

Sample: Health Care HR Week Newsletter PDF

Sample: HR Frequently Asked Questions PDF

Sample: Find A Word Game MSWord


Be sure to join the discussion on ASHHRA Exchange to see what your fellow ASHHRA members are doing!

Last Updated: Thu Dec 21 2017