April 26th, 2018; Philadelphia, PA: The Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership welcomed representatives from our partners at Philadelphia FIGHT to headline April’s IP meeting. FIGHT’s highlighted program was Project TEACH, an innovative peer education service for people living with HIV/AIDS, developed in Philadelphia as a way to train peer leaders to become HIV experts and community educators.
Jefferson Elder Care’s Best-Practice Dementia Care Staff Training is available to all GPHP partners, and those already participating see positive outcomes!
The Greater Philadelphia Healthcare Partnership’s fall meeting featured our partners from Jefferson Elder Care delivering a valuable, two-module presentation on the latest in staff training solutions for providing quality care for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
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.