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Welcome to the Kansas City Area Health Care Recruiters' Association website

The Kansas City Area Health Care Recruiters Association represents a progressive network of leading healthcare employers, professional recruiters, and institutional members connected to keep ahead of the trends in health care in the Kansas City area. 

KCAHCRA is considered the key resource alliance in the Kansas City area for addressing mutual healthcare staffing challenges, retention strategies, and promotion of professional healthcare education. Our membership consists of acute care hospitals.

We invite you to tour our website and connect you to our healthcare recruitment professionals that are serving Kansas City and the surrounding communities.  

What defines us

The Kansas City Area Heath Care Recruiters Association, also known as KCAHCRA, is comprised of professional recruiters representing health care systems, hospitals, and long-term care providers.   This membership also includes institutional members who provide valuable resources and tools to advance recruitment in healthcare. 

As a chapter of the National Association for Health Care Recruitment (NAHCR), KCAHCRA members join forces to promote health care as a profession in our local community area while still maintaining separate relationships on behalf of their own health care organizational needs.  Each member benefits from networking with their local industry peers in regards to the issues and trends in healthcare recruitment in the Kansas City area.  The members are collaborating to promote awareness of career opportunities in healthcare as a profession. Sponsorship of an Annual Health Care Career Day for selected high school students and issuance of nursing scholarships are good examples of this collaboration’s positive impact. 

Our Mission

KCAHCRA is dedicated to representing the premier source of best practices and latest trends in healthcare recruitment in the Kansas City areas. 

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Membership involvement is critical to the achievement of KCAHCRA mission. As a committee member you have the opportunity to work with recruitment professionals nationwide on projects that are critical to the mission of the association. Learn more about each of the committees and join today!

Committees include: Membership, Scholarship and Career Fair

Board of Directors


Alicia Bacon
The University of Kansas Health System

Vice President

Gina Salazar
The University of Kansas Health System



Kara McLain
Saint Luke’s Health System


Michelle Shortle
North Kansas City Hospital