As a health care system with more than 11,000 employees serving diverse communities across the region, HealthONE understands the importance of hiring and retaining a skilled, diverse workforce. HealthONE’s workforce ranges from environmental services staff to doctors and nurses, all of whom play a key piece in serving patients and their families. Promoting employee growth within the company is a priority for HealthONE, and they offer many pathways for their team to explore new career opportunities within the hospital and within their healthcare system.

One way in which HealthONE promotes growth from within is through a shadowing program, where anyone on staff can shadow someone in a different department to better understand their day-to-day responsibilities. For CEO Maureen Tarrant, the visibility of different career paths and trajectories is key to ensuring her employees are aware of the many career opportunities.

“A dream without a plan is just a wish. Learning about other careers in the hospital gives people a way to create a plan, not just have a wish.”

 – Maureen Tarrant, CEO

In addition, HealthONE then supports their staff’s development by offering tuition reimbursement, career evaluation and planning tools at annual meetings with supervisors, and support for employees through the HCA Healthcare Hope Fund, which awards grants fully funded by employee contributions to colleagues who are in need.

HealthONE is focused on providing opportunities to their team members who want to grow and explore career options within the HealthONE and the HCA network, which benefits employees, patients and communities.

Thanks to an anonymous grant, Prosper CO consultants are working with David Leslie, RN, chief nursing officer at Presbyterian St Luke’s Hospital, and the HR team to build pathways for incumbent workers from entry-level jobs to careers in healthcare. Prosper CO will leverage HealthONE’s education benefits with local, state and national funding to ensure more of their workers get the upskilling they need to prosper.