The Wisconsin Society of Hospital Personnel Directors was nurtured in Fall of 1966. Personal Directors from Fond du Lac, Sheboygan, Appleton, Oshkosh, Milwaukee and Eau Claire comprised the steering committee. The first official meeting of the Society took place on April 5, 1967.
During its nearly 50 years of existence the organization has undergone many name changes to reflect the growing sophistication of Human Resources management. In 1972 the organization changed its name to the Wisconsin Society for Hospital Personnel Administration (WSPAH), In 1981 to the Health Care Personnel Administrators of Wisconsin (HCPAW), In 1990 to Wisconsin Society of Healthcare Human Resource Administration and In 2013 to Wisconsin Healthcare Human Resources Association (WisHHRA).
While there has been a few name changes over the years, the core mission remains unchanged - bringing together skilled talent to raise both the profession of Human Resources management and the performance of Wisconsin healthcare leaders. Today, WisHHRA has over 200 members statewide.
The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) is the nation's only membership organization for healthcare human resources leaders. Click on the following link to learn more: www.ashhra.org/about/index.shtml