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Bristol Hospital Dedicated to Advancing the Skills of Their Workforce

June 11, 2015   + SHARE THIS

Bristol Hospital is an active participant in the MACH (Metro Hartford Alliance for Careers in Healthcare) Employer partnership as well as in Capital Workforce Partners' Health Careers Project and REACH (Re-Employment Alliance for Careers in Health) grant initiatives. Not only do they actively participate - they are a champion of our programs to other organizations and through their Systems Director of Quality Improvement and Compliance Officer, Korey Roth, are dedicated to advancing the skills of their current workforce while embracing training and mentoring new hires. Since 2014, Bristol Hospital has hired 12 new nurses through the Health Careers Project. The program pays 50% of the wages of new hires for 9 to 12 months.

This allows the hospital to offset the cost of the preceptor (experienced nurse trainer/mentor) so that the hospital can make the investment in new nurses versus only hiring those with experience. Two of those hired were already employed at Bristol in technician roles, and through the hospital's tuition reimbursement program both had attained their Associate Degree in Nursing. Under the REACH grant, Bristol will be able to bring on additional nurses as well as train Incumbent nurses in specialty areas. Bristol Hospital is a vocal advocate and champion of the workforce system. They participated in our press event launching REACH, and co-presented at a national conference with Capital Workforce Partners on the benefits of On-the-Job Training in the healthcare environment. Bristol Hospital creatively finds ways to enhance their organization and its workforce in what can be a rigid industry.

On June 1st, Bristol Hospital was recognized as the 2015 Capital Workforce Partners Business Workforce Star Award winner at the Hartford Club, in Hartford.

In the photo (l-r) Bristol Hospital's Korey Roth, President Kurt Barwis, Capital Workforce Partners' Pamela Tonello and Bristol Hospital's Sandy Ewen.