The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center was one of 10 healthcare employers named as the 2015 Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions. The Health Center was honored by CareerSTAT, an initiative of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and Jobs for the Future.
Now in its second year, CareerSTAT’s recognition program was created to acknowledge healthcare organizations like the Health Center that have made a lasting investment in frontline workers by promoting internal career progression and providing access to on-site training and skills development opportunities.
Through these investments, the Health Center has seen varied successes, from improving retention and employee engagement to minimizing recruitment costs. Frontline workers at the Health Center are those in jobs requiring less than an associate degree, such as patient intake coordinators, medical assistants, certified nursing assistants and dietary service staff.
“The Health Center is very proud to receive this award,” said EBNHC’s Vice President, Education & Training Steven Snyder. “While we are widely know in the community for the great health care we provide many don’t realize we are also greatly committed to improving the economic health and social welfare in the communities that we serve. Our Education and Training Institute helps adolescents and adults of all ages gain skills that help them get ahead, get better paying jobs, attend secondary education – things that have real impact on their lives and the total health of this community. We are honored to have CareerSTAT recognize our efforts.”
As one of 10 recipients nationwide the Health Center’s award spanned the health care industry and represented a range of providers.
“We applaud the efforts and commitment to workers of all of the 2015 Frontline Healthcare Worker Champions” said Jan Hunter, CareerSTAT Director. “These Champions are trailblazers that are setting a new standard for healthcare organizations across the country, proving that investments in frontline workers can help save employers’ money and resources. These Champions have improved the quality of life for their workers and at the same time substantially improved the quality of patient care.”
EBNHC CEO Manny Lopes said at EBNHC the Health Center’s success is built upon the hard work of its employees.
“We strive to create a culture that supports and nurtures our employees and provides opportunities for personal and professional growth,” said Lopes. “To have our efforts recognized by CareerSTAT validates the steps we have taken and provides reassurance that our approach is the correct one.”
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions is a growing national partnership of businesses, education and training providers, policy makers, and local and national funders working to build employment opportunities for workers while also helping businesses secure critical skills. The National Fund invests in more than 30 communities and 75 industry partnerships to strengthen local economies by implementing demand-driven and employer-led workforce strategies that create talent supply chains, close skill gaps, and improve workforce practices and policies.