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THRIVE Program

THRIVE Program

Catholic Health, Cleveland Clinic, Ascension Michigan, and the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation are part of an innovative partnership aimed to better support healthcare caregivers.

The program, called Transformational Healthcare Readiness through Innovative Vocational Education (THRIVE), was conceived by Cleveland Clinic and designed as a way for health systems to better support caregivers.

The core of THRIVE includes a screening to proactively identify caregivers most at risk of encountering work readiness and success barriers, providing 1:1 coaching through caregiver support specialists, and implementing THRIVE curriculum during the first few months after a new hire starts.

Newly hired full- and part-time nursing assistants (NAs), certified nursing assistants (CNAs), home health aides (HHAs), and personal care aides (PCAs) are all enrolled in the program upon hiring.

“As one of the largest providers of healthcare in Western New York and a quality leader in our community, this is a great opportunity to partner with other like-minded organizations who understand the vital role these caregivers play in meeting the growing needs of the sick and elderly in nursing homes and home care settings,” says Joyce Markiewicz, Catholic Health Executive Vice President and President & CEO of Home and Community Based Care. “We are grateful to the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation for supporting our collective efforts to create better training opportunities and address other workforce issues that will give our caregivers the tools and resources they need for long term success.”

The program is supported by a cumulative investment of more than $20 million, including more than $15 million in grants from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation.

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