North Shore-LIJ Is Training BOLD Leadership

GREAT NECK, NY – The North Shore-LIJ Health System’s training plans for future leaders earned recognition from the National Center for Healthcare Leadership as one of the Best Organizations for Leadership Development (BOLD), the health system announced today.

            North Shore-LIJ has put a great deal of effort and resources into developing its leadership team. Employees are encouraged to attend a wide variety of classes at the Center for Learning and Innovation (CLI) in Lake Success to augment their management skills and understanding of the industry. North Shore-LIJ’s CLI also developed a High Potential Program, including 47 physicians who completed two years of coursework last January. These physicians are in areas across the health system and a new class of High Potential Program participants began training in January, 2013. An administrative/clinical High Potential Program began in 2008 and includes a year of coursework.

            “We can’t be successful without unbelievably strong clinical leadership – in other words, people like you,” North Shore-LIJ CEO and President Michael Dowling told the first class of physician High Potential Program participants during their graduation ceremony last January.

            In addition to the High Potential Program, a dedicated leadership orientation was created this year for new North Shore-LIJ leaders. A website, http://nslijleaders.com, has also been created with resources for leaders and a leadership rally was held in May to help inspire the group. Inspiration also comes from several awards the health system bestows on those who demonstrate leadership qualities and excellence, including the President’s Award in the areas of patient experience, teamwork and innovation; and the Everyday Hero Award for those who go above and beyond outside of the workplace as well as in the health system.

                “An organization relies on strong leadership to help it constantly evolve to meet the latest demands of the marketplace,” said Joseph Moscola, senior vice president and chief human resources officer at the North Shore-LIJ Health System. “We want to give both our current leaders and future ones the tools and education they need to provide the invaluable leadership that has helped North Shore-LIJ remain innovative and a provider of high-quality care.”

North Shore-LIJ was one of the top 10 recipients of this distinction.

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