TriHealth Sponsors HealthFORCE Event
TriHealth was this year’s presenting sponsor at the HealthFORCE event on October 4 at Great Wolf Lodge; an event specifically designed to expose high school students to careers in healthcare as well as careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. This year’s event included nearly 600 students from 25 schools from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. TriHealth's support of this event not only allows us to educate high schoolers on healthcare careers, but also helps in building a diverse workforce pipeline to fulfill in-demand positions across the region.
Team members from Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition, Bethesda Butler Surgical Team and Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing represented TriHealth at the event. Our Bethesda Butler team members attended the event to showcase perioperative healthcare careers with a focus on the field of surgical technology. A sample operating room back table set-up was on display for the students to see and interact with, plus a giant Operation game was available for the students to play to gain enthusiasm and enhance the fun!
According to our HealthFORCE survey over 73 percent of students said they are now more likely to pursue a healthcare career due to HealthFORCE and listed TriHealth as one of the organizations where they’d like to apply.
TriHealth Recognized by DiversityInc.
TriHealth has once again been recognized as one of the Top 11 Hospitals and Health Systems in the nation.
This DiversityInc. distinction is awarded to organizations based on four key areas of diversity management:
- Talent Pipeline: Workforce breakdown, recruitment and diameter of existing talent
- Talent Development: Employee resource groups, mentoring, philanthropy, movement and fairness
- Leadership Accountability: Responsible for results, personal communications and visibility
- Supplier Diversity: Spend with companies owned by people from underrepresented groups, accountability and support
This award highlights our mission to serve the larger community – mirroring the rich diversity of Greater Cincinnati in our leadership, employed physician population and supplier relationships.
In 2017 TriHealth set a series of bold goals in order to keep the issue of workforce and supplier diversity at the forefront of the healthcare industry and encourage systems to be more deliberate about promoting diversity across the organization. Our goal was to increase our minority/women/veteran owned supplier partnerships by 54 percent and increasing our annual minority business spend to $20M. As of April 2019, we are on track to reach these goals – with over 160 percent progress toward our goal and increasing our spend from $12.5M to +$24.5M.