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Training Magazine again names WellSpan Health its top health system

May 23, 2018

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WellSpan also received an elite Top 125 best practice honor

WellSpan Health is once again the top-ranked health system in the country, according to Training Magazine. 

The health system also secured the 20th overall spot in the publication’s "Training Top 125" list, which ranks companies and organizations of various sizes and industries across the United States.

In addition, for the first time, WellSpan received the elite Training Top 125 Best Practice Award. Only five are awarded each year.

This year, efforts to refine and enhance the health system’s orientation for new hires were recognized as one of the very best improvement efforts in the United States. WellSpan was honored for a new orientation model that was implemented during a time of strategic growth for the regional health system. It welcomed more than 4,400 employees in less than two years.

“Our employees are our most valued resource, and we are proud of our ability to attract, retain and welcome top talent,” said Bob Batory, senior vice president, WellSpan, and chief human resources officer. “We believe our new orientation model provides a first-day experience that engages and inspires new employees in a way that solidifies their decision to join our dynamic organization.”

In its description of WellSpan’s new employee orientation, Training Magazine wrote, “WellSpan Health's New Employee Orientation program focuses on the ‘experience’ of the new employee, emphasizing a program mission to welcome new hires and engage and inspire them while meeting important regulatory process needs.”

As part of the process, new hires are welcomed by a senior leader and given a passport to help guide them through orientation. WellSpan also condensed its new-employee orientation to one day from two through improved efficiencies, including the use of live video streaming.

Training Magazine’s Top 125 awards are annual designations which assess the level of an organization’s investment in employee development, the scope of development programs and how closely the development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.

WellSpan has maintained its spot as the top health system in the country, making the list for eight straight years.

The 2018 Training Top 125 list is available on the website of Training Magazine.

For more information about career opportunities at WellSpan Health, and to learn more about joining the WellSpan team, visit joinWellSpan.org

About WellSpan Health
WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and more than 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities.