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How Hospitals Help Staff in Trying Economic Times

“Frankford Hospitals has felt the impact of economic tough times as have many other healthcare institutions within the last several months. We have directed our attention to our managers, providing them with the tools and resources necessary to lead forward. Our goal has been to empower the managers so they, in turn, can empower their staff. Training programs within Human Resources have been expanded to include Manager Essentials, a series of one-day seminars providing foundational resources to lead effectively, Manager Debrief Sessions, a forum of open discussions dealing with loss and coping with change, and Motivating Your Staff during Tough Times, a 90-minute program designed specifically to address the challenges of managing with limited staff and equal demands.”
— Lisa B. Dunn
Training and Organization Development Manager
Frankford Hospitals

Linda Gray

“In tough economic times, people are reassured by consistent, clear information from their employer. An employee newsletter is posted four days a week on our hospital intranet to supplement our quarterly newsletter. We hold quarterly town council meetings when senior leaders speak directly to the employees. These meetings are offered at various times of day and on weekends so all employees can participate. Our employees also are invited to attend free monthly workshops covering subjects such as retirement funds, financial management, and medical benefits. It is our goal to keep our employees feeling secure in times of uncertainty so that our organization will thrive — not just survive.
— Linda Gray
Director of Human Resources
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital-Hamilton

Terry Dougherty, RN, BSN

“Main Line Health has seen an increase in employees seeking the services we provide through the employee assistance and Carebridge programs. Main Line Health Employees Federal Credit Union offered programs about women and credit cards and knowing your FICO score. We also encourage employees to take advantage of financial counseling through our 403(b) retirement program.”
— Terry Dougherty, RN, BSN
Director of Human Resources
Bryn Mawr Hospital/Main Line Health

Bernadette Myslinski

“Holy Redeemer is expressing its dedication to employees by offering Compass. Through Compass, employees and their loved ones can access legal counseling, financial planning and assistance, emergency food and clothing, home displacement assistance, help with obtaining health coverage, job placement assistance, and counseling for emotional distress.”
— Bernadette Myslinski
Director of Recruitment and Retention
Holy Redeemer Health System

Scott Clemmensen

“With help from the Capital Health Foundation, we’ve created a way for employees to provide financial assistance to colleagues facing temporary catastrophic situations. Employees may contribute to the fund, which provides limited financial assistance for basic needs. Capital Health also has an in-house retirement plan counselor, workshops from Great-West, and financial counseling provided through Carebridge Corp.”
— Scott Clemmensen
Vice President of Human Resources
Capital Health

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