During the holiday season, caring for the ones we love is on our minds
and close to our hearts. At Campbell County Health, we show our
employees we care through our retention and training programs, and we show the community
we care through our wellness program. In both cases, we empower individuals
to better themselves, and to be well.
We know that employees who feel valued mean better care for our patients
and a more productive workplace, so we support potential and current employees
in advancing their careers through workforce development, including recruitment,
retention and training programs.
For many years we have helped sustain
Gillette College’s nursing program by supporting nursing instructor positions and providing
dollars to expand class offerings and training equipment, such as the
new health simulation lab. This means nursing students get a quality education
and an effective preceptorship with our experienced nurses. Hopefully,
they decide to join us.
We also support new registered nurses who come to us fresh out of college
in our popular
RN residency program. They have the clinical knowledge, they simply need support from seasoned
nurses to help them apply their skills in the real world.
For our staff who wish to return to school for advance degrees, we provide
$100,000 annually, beyond the approximately $400,000 we spend on continuing
education yearly, helping CNAs gain their RN or technician degrees, RNs
gain their master’s in nursing, and management folks gain their
MBAs or another advanced degree.
Finally, we are developing an innovative succession plan for our management
staff that identifies new leaders, provides training, and assigns a mentor
to help them advance their career. We aim to develop at least half of
our leaders internally. The hope is that these upfront investments will
pay off in the end to better us as an organization, and to better our
This proactive thinking continues in our
wellness program, where we help better the health of thousands of business and industry
participants each year. Our wellness program is well known in the state
and region. We partner with many companies to promote health and wellness
by supporting their employees with a wellness coach, nurse, or nutritionist
to help meet health goals. Goals include losing weight, changing dietary
habits, starting an exercise program, or getting a chronic illness in
check. With someone at your side, you tend to do better.
Our goal is to change the model of care from focusing on providing sick
care to providing well care. We want to help you stay well and out of the
hospital, and we are here to help you achieve that—and to provide the best
care possible when you need us.
Andy Fitzgerald, CEO