UVM Health Network Recognized as a 2023 Frontline Healthcare Worker Champion
Published Jan. 10, 2024

Last month, the National Fund for Workforce Solutions named UVM Health Network as one of its 2023 Champion award winners for the CareerSTAT Frontline Healthcare Worker program. The award is a peer recognition initiative highlighting organizations that create jobs and build equitable workplaces by making significant investments in the professional development of their frontline workers.


Organizations recognized as ‘Champions’ by CareerSTAT create a worker-centered culture of learning and leverage their influence to develop organizational and regional change that helps employers, workers and communities thrive. Honorees are awarded for workforce development strategies that promote racial equity and inclusion, accessible training and skills development opportunities, and frontline career progression.


In 2022, the Network’s workforce development pathway initiatives expanded to include additional allied health programs for in-demand career areas, including respiratory therapy, laboratory, radiology and surgical services. By September, UVMHN officials reported about 600 frontline employees across the Network had participated in at least one of our workforce development programs. 


“UVM Health Network is honored to be recognized as a workforce development champion dedicated to building an equitable and inclusive workplace as we strive to address the longstanding workforce shortages impacting health care organizations nationwide,” stated Jerald Novak, Chief People Officer of UVM Health Network. “With a focus on reinvesting in our people and the communities we serve, and supporting non-traditional learners, we are building innovative pathways for individuals pursuing in-demand health care careers across our region.”


UVMHN’s workforce development initiatives are a crucial feature of the UVM Health Network’s Access Action Plan. Learn more about UVMHN’s renowned pathways programs and specific development initiatives.


Are you a health care worker interested in joining a dynamic team that supports your professional growth and career goals? UVMHN has clinical and non-clinical career opportunities available across our Network and affiliates. Visit https://www.uvmhealthnetworkcareers.org/ today.

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