- For the second consecutive year, North Shore-LIJ
is ranked as one of the nation’s
Top 10 Hospital
for Diversity and Inclusion
DiversityInc. In addition, the VALOR (Veterans
and Allies: Liaisons
of Reintegration) business
employee resource group is recognized for its
patient-centered focus and mentoring
veteran hires with its Navigator Program.
- The health system’s Diversity & Inclusion
efforts expand with the launch of
employee resource group (BERG)
with 300 members,
formed to bridge the gaps
in delivering culturally-sensitive
The next BERG,
EXPRESSIONS, will launch
in early 2015 to promote awareness of LGBT
patient care and community partnerships.
- The health system partners with the
National Benefit Fund (NBF) and 1199SEIU
to promote healthy lifestyles in the workplace.
For the second consecutive year,
Shore-LIJ sites —
Staten Island University
North Shore-LIJ Medical
— receive grants from
the NBF for workplace wellness programs, with
matching funds provided
by North Shore-LIJ Employee Wellness.
- North Shore-LIJ is recognized by the National
Center for Healthcare Leadership as one
Organizations for Leadership
Development with a BOLD Award. The
honor acknowledges the health
initiatives to grow its current and future leaders
with education, support and resources.
- The health system
hires nearly 200 veterans
as part of its ongoing commitment to helping
transition back into civilian life.
The outreach campaign “Your Service Matters”
launches featuring employed veterans and their
success stories with a new dedicated section on
the Careers website:
- The health system launched its first-ever
orientation program for leaders, Leadership
Beginnings, bringing together the organization’s
newly hired and promoted leaders to immerse in
the organization’s behaviors and expectations.
- North Shore-LIJ Wellness pilots
built around activity goals
that are tracked by
participants for 8- and
12-week periods. Results demonstrated high
participant engagement and satisfaction.
North Shore-LIJ Foundation, Employee
Wel l ness
2014 Marcum Workplace
Challenge Wellness Pavilion. More than 150
employees participated in the
raised $95,000 for LI Cares: Harry Chapin Food
Bank, Long Island Children’s Museum, and
the Children’s Medical Fund of New York.
- In collaboration with
1199SEIU Training and
Upgrading Fund, the Center for Learning and
Forest Hills Hospital,
Shore-LIJ establishes the “Inclusion Academy”
leadership development program, specifically
designed to provide tools and enhance patient-
centered care skills at local sites and
A pilot care coordination cultural competency
workshop was delivered as well as the Greater
York Hospital Association’s “Cultural
Competency Training for Frontline Staff.”
- The health system launched its first annual
Nursing Scholarship Program
which six scholarships
of $5,000 were
awarded to nursing students who are either
employed by the health system or a qualifying
dependent of a health system employee.
- North Shore University Hospital
holds its first Bike Fest. Coinciding with
National Bike Month, the event is
part of a
wellness effort to encourage the hospital’s
employees to pursue an active lifestyle.