Dallas’ Methodist Health may hold the title for ‘Best Places to Work’ for 15 consecutive years, but if you ask its senior leaders, they’ll say that maintaining its status as a trusted leader for health and wellness needs requires a demonstrable, holistic investment in its workers. Education is key to making sure that its workforce remains motivated and Methodist Health’s partnering with tuition assistance management platform EdAssist has also helped create an overall culture of continuous learning and career advancement. What’s more, Methodist Health allocates more than $2M a year to ensure that its workers are provided with tuition reimbursement, career pathways training and mentoring/coaching opportunities. In 2018, 367 workers enrolled in training programs, including 337 incumbent frontline workers.
Methodist Health also believes that youth are its future, and partners with local area high schools to provide a training ground for students who may be interested in pursuing healthcare careers someday. From its College and Career pathways opportunities to an 80-hour nurse intensivist offering, Methodist Health makes sure future pipelines – not only in clinical care but also public relations and food services — are being pumped with local talent.