SOURCE: ATI Allied Health/National Healthcareer Association

ATI Allied Health/National Healthcareer Association

May 25, 2011 06:00 ET

ATI Allied Health/NHA Names Derek Reid Director of Employer Relations

STILWELL, KS--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - ATI Allied Health and National Healthcareer Association (NHA), the allied health training and certification arms of Ascend Learning, today named industry veteran Derek Reid as director of Employer Relations. This appointment reinforces the companies' commitment to building and maintaining strong partnerships with their allied health clients.

Reid will work closely with allied healthcare employers -- hospitals, retail pharmacies, lab companies and others -- to identify their training and certification needs and ensure ATI Allied Health/NHA's solutions effectively meet them to better assure the highest level of patient safety.

"We believe that when dealing with people's health and lives, it only makes sense to have the best and most well-trained people taking care of them," said Dan Schoepf, president of ATI Allied Health/National Healthcareer Association. "Employers who hire highly-trained and certified workers can increase their patient safety, enhance their quality of care and positively impact both patient and employee satisfaction.

"Our role is to provide the comprehensive training and certification testing that helps them accomplish that. We're pleased to have someone of Derek's caliber in this liaison role to help ensure our solutions are in tune with employers' needs."

Reid has 10 years' experience in health-related fields. Before joining ATI Allied Health/NHA, he served as director of national accounts and allied health services for Overland Park-based Favorite Healthcare Staffing, Inc., the nation's largest privately held healthcare staffing company. Before that, he was client services manager for CliniCall Staffing in Dallas.

About ATI Allied Health and NHA
ATI Allied Health provides schools and employers comprehensive learning solutions to deliver the in-depth education, training and certification test preparation needed to help their students and employees succeed in the allied health fields. The company provides innovative and customized learning systems, personalized support, and preeminent e-learning and remediation programs. ATI Allied Health is part of Ascend Learning, a nationwide leader in technology-based educational, assessment, testing and certification solutions for healthcare and other vocational fields. ATI Allied Health partners closely with sister company National Healthcareer Association (NHA), the nation's largest allied health certification provider, to provide a complete training and certification solution. NHA has helped nearly 270,000 individuals become certified in allied health fields.

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