CHHRA History

Robert Gronbach originally started the Connecticut Hospital Personnel Association in the 1960's. The name changed in November 1988 to the Connecticut Hospital Human Resources Association, and was later changed to its present name - Connecticut Healthcare Human Resources Association (CHHRA). It is a chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration of the American Hospital Association (ASHHRA).

Affiliations

Our goal as an ASHHRA chapter is to also encourage CHHRA members to be ASHHRA members, for it affords them the opportunity to interact on a national level. Please explore what ASHHRA has to offer you in your pursuit of HR excellence from its annual national conference, HR Leader Model, and its many HR resources.

American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration of the American Hospital Association (ASHHRA):

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ASHHRA Region 1 Representative:
Lisa D. Pratt Vice President, Human Resources Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island 111 Brewster St Pawtucket, RI 02860 Phone: 401-729-2669 Email: Lisa_pratt@mhri.org

ASHHRA Region 1 Conference:

The ASHHRA Region 1 Conference is held every other year and hosted by a different chapter in the region: Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. Connecticut hosted the conference in 2005. The Rhode Island Conference was this year (2011) and New Hampshire will host the next one in 2013.

ASHHRA Region 1 Conference 2013 Committee Roles and Responsibilities

ASHHRA AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

ASHHRA recognizes chapter and individual achievements. This past year CHHRA was awarded honorable mention for chapter management. Our goal is to be a star award winner this year. CHHRA members who have been recognized at the national level are:

ASHHRA's Outstanding Chapter Officer Award
2009 - Dave Watson, CHHRA President
2007 - Amy Janell, CHHRA Treasurer
2006 - Stuart Rosenberg, CHHRA President

ASHHRA's Outstanding Chapter President Award
2005 - Michael Dimenstein, CHHRA President

ASHHRA's Outstanding Chapter Achievement Award
2009 - Marge Stehman, CHHRA Membership Chairman
2006 - Beth Dupont, Program Co-Chair, 2005 ASHHRA Region 1 Conference

ASHHRA's Outstanding Chapter Contribution Award
2003 - Cora Buchanan, CHHRA Membership Chairman and
Connecticut Hospital Association Liaison

Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA):

CHHRA acknowledges and appreciates the support of the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA). CHA collaborates with CHHRA on topics of mutual interest, provides compensation and benefits-related survey information, and provides meeting space. However, CHHRA and CHA are two separate organizations.

The Connecticut Hospital Association is a State Hospital Association Partner of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

CHHRA is a State Chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) of the American Hospital Association.