South Florida Business & Wealth (SFBW) awarded longtime HR executive Patrick Ahern, Cross Country Healthcare’s SVP of human resources, its 2016 Excellence in Human Resource Lifetime Achievement Award at a recent Fort Lauderdale, Florida ceremony.
The Excellence in Human Resource program honors outstanding HR professionals in South Florida who foster abilities within their organizations. The award was made to Ahern in recognition of his expertise in supporting organizational talent.
While at Cross Country, Ahern has spearheaded workforce planning and development strategies, talent management, and initiatives promoting worker engagement and adaptation to transition. He has gained a reputation over his 30 years of experience as a reliable HR leader, generating strategies to drive businesses’ goals and overseeing strong workforces.
Boca Raton-based Cross Country Healthcare delivers health care workforce solutions to clients with an eye toward solving labor cost issues while striving for optimum outcomes. The company places nurses, physicians, specialists and case management specialists via 70-plus branch offices.
SFBW is a monthly publication focusing on business and economic information, targeted to entrepreneurs, executives, and other senior management personnel with a circulation of 30,000. Its annual HR awards consider professionals from industries ranging from financial, health care, law and technology to real estate, marketing and logistics sectors.