Temple University Health System (TUHS) welcomed staff and guests to the August/September 2016 cohort graduation marking completion of the first year of work at TUH for nurse residents. Lois Scipione, Nurse Residency Specialist, welcomed everyone and Betty Craig, VP and Chief Nursing Officer, provided the keynote and she sent the message about the importance of growing as a Nurse through your experiences.
With NFL Draft-related activities tying up traffic throughout the Delaware Valley, the Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership hosted its first-ever virtual partner meeting today. Appropriately, the meeting focused on data- and technology-driven solutions to some of the major issues facing regional healthcare employers. Cindy Marselis – principal and founder of Overlook Strategies, a local health data analysis expert, and a long-time GPHP partner – presented data analytics case studies and demos, and walking attendees through the analytic processes to turn raw data into useful, actionable information for healthcare providers.
TEMPLE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL NURSE RESIDENCY PROGRAM GRADUATES CLASS: Nearly 80% of Grads Received OJT Support through GPHP
GPHP &Sayre Health Center register Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program with PA Apprenticeship & Training Council
Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership Director Susan B. Thomas was delighted to announce today the approval of a new Registered Apprenticeship Program for new Medical Assistants (MAs) at the Pennsylvania Apprenticeship & Training Council meeting this morning.
The new MA Apprenticeship program is sponsored by the Sayre Health Center in West Philadelphia, and was designed in partnership with GPHP through a Non-Traditional Apprenticeships grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry. GPHP Director Thomas attended this morning's Apprenticeship Council meeting with Sayre HR Director Kenya Hall to present the new program design. The Apprenticeship Program includes 2,000 hours of on-the-job learning and 424 hours of classroom instruction provided by the Sayre Health Initiatives, Education and Leadership Development (SHIELD) Program. The SHIELD Program is taught by Sayre Health professionals at the Sayre High School in West Philadelphia as part of the School District's Career & Technical Education programming.
Today’s event was the culmination of a full first year at Temple for these new RNs, which provided them with a wonderful opportunity to learn on-the-job via work-based learning with preceptors and other mentors, as well as regularly scheduled classroom seminars. Furthermore, all participants were engaged in evidence-based research projects, which were presented on posters accompanied by personal talks during the graduation ceremony.
Over 185 students & dozens of Philadelphia health professionals make 1199C Training Fund’s 2016 Healthcare Career Fair a success
11/16/2016, PHILADELPHIA : Over 175 students from a dozen Philadelphia high schools attended the District 1199C Training & Upgrading Fund’s Healthcare Career Fair, an annual career exploration event at the Training Fund’s Breslin Learning Center in Center City Philadelphia.
The 2016 Career Fair was the second to celebrate Healthcare Apprenticeships as part of the US Department of Labor’s inaugural National Apprenticeship Week — as well as Philadelphia and Pennsylvania’s Apprenticeship Week, as proclamations from Mayor Jim Kenney and Governor Tom Wolf declared it — to a close. Thanks to its status as a National Apprenticeship Week event, the Career Fair’s plenary session featured prominent speakers from the local healthcare industry as well as major policy and workforce leaders. Those delivering remarks included Patrick Eiding, President of the Philadelphia AFL-CIO; Eric Seleznow, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the US Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration; Lorelai Narvaja, Chief Strategy Officer for Philadelphia FIGHT; and NUHHCE union President Henry Nicholas.
GPHP Completes 11th Successful IP Cycle: Meetings and activities promoted innovative new approaches to Healthcare provision and workforce development in Delaware Valley
The Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership (GPHP) has concluded another successful year of service to the employers, educators, workers, jobseekers and workforce development professionals of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Northern Delaware and Southern New Jersey. Activities throughout the 2015-16 IP cycle, from speakers at quarterly partnership meetings to new projects and investments in healthcare and human services Registered Apprenticeship, supported and promoted new and innovative approaches to health and human services provision and sectoral workforce development throughout the Delaware Valley.
LABOR ECONOMIST DR. PAUL HARRINGTON DICUSSES COMMUNITY HEALTH & FUTURE GREATER PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL HEALTHCARE WORKFORCE TRENDS WITH IP MEMBERS AT 5/11 MEETING
The Greater Philadelphia region’s healthcare workforce has experienced dramatic changes since the US enacted comprehensive healthcare reform in 2010 — and according to respected labor economist Dr. Paul Harrington, Director of the Drexel University Center for Labor Markets & Policy, further changes lie ahead for Philadelphia and Pennsylvania’s most important employment sector.