Staten Island Performing Provider System (SI PPS) has been selected by CareerSTAT, an employer-led initiative of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, as one of three healthcare employers named 2018 Frontline Healthcare Worker Emerging Champions. The announcement of the four Champions and three Emerging Champions coincides with Workforce Development Month.
Healthcare organizations are recognized by a committee of their peers for their commitment to practices that are proven to benefit employers, employees, and patients. This year’s champions have demonstrated a range of practices that support the growth and development of the frontline workforce, which includes everyone from nursing aides and substance abuse counselors to food service workers, housekeepers, and receptionists.
Workforce transformation at SI PPS started with a partner skills and training needs survey conducted during the fall of 2015. Based on survey results, SI PPS launched a $4 million annual workforce spend to create common platform trainings, Lean process re-design, scholarships, college credit bearing certificate programs, new healthcare degree programs at the graduate level, and an extensive health literacy and cultural competency training program.
“Since early 2015, SI PPS has continually engaged more than 70 partners across Staten Island to transform the Medicaid system, with a specific focus on workforce transformation,” said Joseph Conte, PhD, CPHQ, Executive Director, Staten Island Performing Provider System. “Our partnership is the result of ongoing relationship building, needs assessment, and training and process improvement, which have been vital to overall healthcare improvements. Working with healthcare organizations, organized labor, higher education, community-based groups, and the people of Staten Island, we have been strategic about integrating workforce training that creates economies of scale and ensures a common skills approach that is embedded throughout our partner organizations.”
Now in its fifth year, the recognition program is just one of the ways that CareerSTAT, a network of more than 250 healthcare and workforce leaders, supports healthcare organizations. In addition to Staten Island Performing Provider System, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Healthcare System of New Orleans; and Loretto of Syracuse, New York are being recognized as Emerging Champions. The 2018 Champions are District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund of Philadelphia; Dartmouth-Hitchcock of Lebanon, New Hampshire; East Alabama Medical Center of Opelika, Alabama; and Washington Association of Community and Migrant Health Centers in Olympia, Washington.
All seven organizations will be honored in October at CareerSTAT’s Healthcare Connect conference in New Orleans. Detailed profiles of the organizations, along with further information on their skill and career development programs, are available on the CareerSTAT website. More information about the best practices and programs of all 43 Frontline Worker champions can be found in the CareerSTAT Guide to Investing in Frontline Health Care Workers.
CareerSTAT is a network of healthcare leaders promoting investment in the skills and careers of frontline workers. It supports healthcare organizations in using workforce development programs to increase business impact, improve health outcomes, and provide good jobs. CareerSTAT promotes innovative practices and policies for advancing frontline workers, produces an array of resources on the benefits of skill and career development, recognizes organizations leading the industry as Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions, and supports organizations developing investment programs. CareerSTAT is an employer-led initiative of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and is generously supported by The Joyce Foundation and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. To learn more about CareerSTAT and its partners, visit: http://www.nationalfund.org/careerstat.
About the National Fund for Workforce Solutions
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions is a national network promoting economic opportunity and prosperous communities through investment and innovation. Based in Washington D.C., the National Fund partners with philanthropy, employers, workers, public and private community organizations, and more than 30 regional collaboratives to invest in skills, improve systems, and generate good jobs. The National Fund supports civic and business leaders in promoting evidence-based practices and policies that build shared prosperity. Learn more about the National Fund and its local partners at www.NationalFund.org.