With many children across the country going back to school this month, parents know that transitioning into the school routine can be difficult for children. From changing schools to making new friends, children can experience anxiety about going to class, especially at the beginning of the year.
Good news for nurses: Specialty nurses are earning more money than some doctors early in their careers, while also incurring less student loan debt.
Matthew Rickmon, RN is our next clinical HealthTrust Hero! Matthew began his career with HealthTrust in the StaRN program as a learner and now works for HCA’s LewisGale Regional Health System in Virginia. Most recently, he earned the distinction of “Rookie RN of the Year” in HCA’s Southwest Virginia market.
“The skills practiced in StaRN were quite beneficial, many of which were hands-on experiences that were not encountered too often in school/clinicals,” Matthew says. “I believe StaRN is a major contributor to the rate that I have been able to pick up on skills, knowledge, and overall confidence in the real world of nursing.”
In a strong display of continued economic growth, the July Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report revealed that U.S. employers hired 209,000 workers during the month of July, surpassing most economists’ expectations. Healthcare once again lead the way in job creation, accounting for 19% of the new jobs added last month. The majority of the healthcare jobs added in July were within the ambulatory care setting (30,000), while hospitals contributed 7,300 jobs. As a whole the healthcare industry has grown by an average of 35K jobs per month during 2017.
At HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, one of our core values is innovation, which at times means looking outside of workforce management veterans for fresh perspectives on how to guide our clinicians to successful careers.
Many of our new Associate Recruiters come to us from outside of the healthcare staffing industry but possess a deep passion for improving the lives of others. To give each of these new recruits a level starting ground, we’ve developed and implemented a robust six-week Associate Recruiter training program to lay the foundation for their own future success. While the training is intensive, it is not meant to be intimidating.
Don Sparrow is our next corporate HealthTrust Hero! Don started his career with our parent company, HCA, 30 years ago and takes great pride in improving patient care through his work in IT.
“It’s all about building the foundation for medical professionals to work within,” Don says. “I love my job.”
We are collecting school supplies for children in need! As an avid supporter of the United Way of Broward County, we are collecting backpacks, notebooks, pens, and more for the thousands of children served through the agency. For a full list of items we’re collecting, please click here.
We are proud to announce HealthTrust's first DAISY Award winner, Gloria Padilla! Gloria is a registered nurse at Pearland Medical Center near the Gulf Coast of Texas.
Amanda Moss, MSN, RN is a regional education manager for our StaRN program. A registered nurse for more than a decade, Amanda is inspiring new nurses in our Las Vegas market.
StaRN is designed to bridge the skills gap between new and experienced nurses through specialized training. In her role, Amanda is responsible for mentoring and educating newly-licensed nurses through skills training, simulation instruction, and other hands-on activities to prepare the nurses to work in specialized hospital units.
“I love my job,” says Amanda, who began her StaRN career as a clinical instructor. “And I get to teach about my passion.”
Our StaRN program educates thousands of newly-licensed nurses every year using specialized training that bridges the skills gap between new and experienced nurses. After graduating from StaRN, these nursing “rookies” put their hands-on training to the test at HCA facilities around the country.
“StaRN to me was really the perfect stepping stone from graduating school to stepping into the real world of nursing,” says Matthew Rickmon, HCA’s 2016 Rookie Nurse of the Year winner for the Southwest Virginia market. “It truly was that intermediate level that helped prepare me for what was to come.”