FINGER LAKES WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD RECOGNIZES THOMPSON HEALTH AS MARCH’S BUSINESS OF THE MONTH.
GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB) announced today that Thompson Health is March’s “Business of the Month” recognizing the company’s efforts in building strong community partnerships while contributing to the local economy.
Thompson Health is the parent corporation overseeing the operation of five affiliate health care organizations on a variety of campuses in Ontario and Livingston Counties. With a respected medical staff of more than 300 physicians, a community volunteer group with over 400 members and 1,400 Associates, Thompson is an affiliate of the University of Rochester Medical Center and provides quality health care to more than 165,000 residents and their families in the greater Finger Lakes region.
Jennifer DeVault, Vice President of Associate Services, has been a board member for FLWIB since 2006 and the chairperson of the Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes since 2008. The Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes, part of the FLWIB, is a consortium of regional healthcare providers whose focus is the development and retention of a high quality workforce. They accomplish this through various events including seminars for industry leaders, recruiting events for human resource departments and career fairs that promote opportunities to local high school students like the “Serving Community Healthcare in the Finger Lakes” event scheduled for March 19th. This annual event, scheduled to take place at Finger Lakes Community College’s Student Center is expected to host over 300 students from 15 different school districts. Students will participate in healthcare career specific seminars and discuss career options with employers and educators.
“Jennifer and her team of Thompson staff are very active in the planning and coordinating of these events and serve as excellent examples of strong community partners.” Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes WIB. “We are proud of their efforts and look forward to our continued partnership.”
For more information regarding the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board, call 315-789-3131.