The health-care industry is the fastest-growing sector of the U.S. economy, employing more than 18 million workers. But an even more compelling statistic, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is the 80 percent of health-care workers who are women.
Every day, these doctors, nurses, and other medical and frontline staff, come together for the common goal of providing the best patient care possible. For these dedicated professionals, the health-care industry provides not only rewarding careers, but also a diverse level of opportunities.
In Erie, Pennsylvania, Saint Vincent Hospital, a member of the Allegheny Health Network (AHN), recognizes the importance of attracting and retaining this critical labor pool. The area’s first hospital, founded by the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Northwestern Pennsylvania in 1875, offers a wide range of employment levels and schedules, so associates can have better opportunities for a better work/life balance. Saint Vincent also advocates additional learning, encouraging promotion from within and providing incentives, such as sick child care and child care, all on the hospital campus.
Read more in the March 2015 edition of the Business Magazine