The American Hospital Association Exclusively Endorses RiseSmart's Outplacement Solution

March 6, 2014

Chicago, (March 5), 2014 – The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced it has exclusively endorsed Outplacement Solution from RiseSmart. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence. RiseSmart’s solution, RiseSmart Transition, was selected for endorsement following a proprietary due diligence process that identified it as a leader in providing proven-effective methods and technologies that help health care organizations smoothly implement a cost-effective, results-oriented career transition program — and help their impacted employees conduct successful job searches.

In the health care field’s changing landscape, hospitals are serving the needs of their communities beyond the hospital walls by focusing on wellness and prevention to follow-up care. The workforce needed to support and drive this transformation is changing as well.

“Continued field transformation and integration may result in hiring additional staff, while in other instances it may mean reassigning staff,” said Anthony J. Burke, senior vice president, American Hospital Association and president & CEO, AHA Solutions, Inc. “In either case, health care providers need to be efficient and compassionate. The RiseSmart solution helps ease the transition both for health care employers and their valued employees, as demonstrated through its successful results.”

Those results include helping impacted employees find jobs more than 64 percent faster than the national average.1

The RiseSmart Transition outplacement solution helps employers with their workforce strategy, and displaced employees with their career strategy, by providing virtual service delivery via a cloud-based technology platform; proven methodologies; and responsive, unlimited one-on-one support. Its innovative, efficient, cost-effective approach differentiates it from traditional, physical-office-based outplacement services.

"RiseSmart is very proud to receive this endorsement for our next-generation outplacement solution from the American Hospital Association, an organization so vital to the education of health care leaders," said Sanjay Sathe, president and CEO of RiseSmart. "We look forward to demonstrating how results-based transition services not only help displaced health care workers find their next, ideal jobs, but how they help organizations reduce expenses and burnish their employer brands."

1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) reported that for Q4 2013, the average duration of unemployment was an estimated 260 days. RiseSmart reported the average duration of unemployment for RiseSmart Transition program participants during the same period was fewer than 95 days.

About the AHA

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. Visit www.aha.org to learn more.

About AHA Solutions

AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As a subsidiary of theAHA, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders to identify key challenges the field faces. After conducting the proprietary AHA Signature Due Diligence Process™, we award the exclusive AHA Endorsement. As an AHA member service, AHA Solutions provides access to content experts and education to support product decision making, and convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing that is centered on timely information and research.

AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA Mission: To advance the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit www.aha-solutions.org.

About RiseSmart

RiseSmart is a leader in enterprise career management solutions that drive employee engagement, improve retention, and burnish employer brands. Through its results-oriented outplacement solution, RiseSmart Transition, and its employee-centric career-management platform, RiseSmart Compass, RiseSmart helps high-performing organizations successfully cultivate passionate, engaged employees and loyal alumni ambassadors. RiseSmart's innovative approach to human capital management has earned the company a wide range of awards and recognition from organizations including Bersin by Deloitte, Brandon Hall Group, the Best in Biz, Gartner Inc., the Golden Bridge Awards, LAROCQUE, the Momentum Index, Red Herring, the San Francisco Business Times, SiliconIndia, the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal, the Stevie Awards and TIE. For more information about how enterprise career management can help you, visit http://www.risesmart.com

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