Fletcher Allen reaches milestone in nursing recruitment

first_imgFletcher Allen Health Care Reaches First Milestone in NursingRecruitment and Retention Campaign;28 Registered Nurses Signed to DateBURLINGTON – Fletcher Allen Health Care announced today that it hasreached the first milestone in its nursing recruitment and retentioncampaign. Twenty-eight nurses have signed up through the program todate.The comprehensive recruitment and retention plan – which aims to hire100 nurses in 100 days – is designed to attract nurses to the academichealth center and to retain the nurses who work there. The campaign runsfrom August 2 to November 9.In the first three weeks of the campaign, Fletcher Allen received 63contacts and conducted 37 interviews, which have resulted in 28 nurseswho have increased their hours or joined Fletcher Allen.Of the 28 nurses, five are Fletcher Allen nurses who increased theirhours; 16 are new to the organization; six are former Fletcher Allennurses who were re-hired; and one is a traveler, or temporary nurse, whoconverted to permanent status.”The success we’ve had to date is very encouraging, ” said Chief NursingOfficer Mary Botter, Ph.D., R.N. “This campaign represents a strongcommitment by Fletcher Allen to address our nursing shortage and enhanceour ability to deliver high-quality care.”Fletcher Allen and the Vermont Federation of Nurses and HealthProfessionals announced the 100 Nurses/100 Days campaign on July 30th.The campaign includes a direct mail and advertising campaign and avariety of financial incentives for:* Current Fletcher Allen employees who refer nurses to FletcherAllen* Current “per diem” nurses who increase their commitment toeither part-time or full-time* Part-time nurses who increase to full-time* Nurses who join the organization on a part-time or full-timebasis.All sign-on bonuses are offered in two payments – half at 90 days andthe remaining half after one year, with a required employment commitmentof two years.In the area of nurse retention, there are several ongoing effortsalready underway to help foster a work environment that ensures nurseretention. In addition, following a series of discussions with theFederation of Nursing and Health Professionals, Fletcher Allen hasagreed to take several actions to support retention, including reopeningdiscussions with the union about wages for current nurses.For detailed information on the campaign, and a complete list offinancial incentives, visit www.FletcherAllen.org(link is external) and click on the 100 Nurses in 100 Dayssymbol.last_img read more

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Other Sports Sports Authority of India selects 734 athletes for Khelo India scholarship

first_imgNew Delhi: The Sports Authority of India (SAI) today cleared 734 athletes for a scholarship programme under Khelo India Talent Identification Development scheme, through which they will get training at government-accredited residential academies.An annual stipend of Rs 1.2 lakh will be given to each player on a quarterly basis to meet their out of pocket expenses, treatment of injuries and other expenses. The athletes will be put up at various Khelo India accredited academies which will take care of the training, boarding and tournament expenses of the athletes.A release from the Sports Ministry said, “For the first time ever, in order to create a strong ecosystem for nurturing talent, various private, state and SAI academies have been accredited. A High Powered Committee accredited 21 non-SAI academies as well. The plan is to develop more such academies so that young athletes can get access to the best training without having to travel long distances.”A Talent Identification Committee (TIC) was formed comprising Arjuna awardees and Dronacharya awardees to short list and propose the names of the beneficiaries to the High Powered Committee, which cleared the athletes after due diligence.It said that the talent spotting and age verification of the selected players has been done using scientific and trusted method through TW3.“The High Powered Committee also decided that a strong performance management system would be in place and performance be rewarded. If athletes are not fulfilling this criterion and coming up to the requisite standards, they may be weeded out from the academies.“It was also decided that the academies will be divided into three categories. To encourage excellence, there will be gap analysis which will offer these academies opportunities for upgradation. At the same time there will be a strong review mechanism for academies on a periodical basis. Academies that do not maintain desired standards and fulfill the performance criteria, may be delisted,” the release said.It was also decided that athletes must report injury immediately so that timely rehabilitation can be offered. The High Powered Committee also decided to put into place a robust performance monitoring system to get the best out of everyone involved in the system.Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore said that “transformational changes have been introduced into Indian sports”.“Catch them young is no longer a slogan but is visible in our action. We are developing a sports system that connects local potential to global podiums, that encourages every Indian to have sports as a part of their lives for entertainment, education or excellence,” he said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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