Christiana Care ranked again among Training Top 125

Christiana Care ranked again among Training Top 125

Rosa Colon M. Kolacko, Ph.D., MBA
Rosa M. Colon-Kolacko, Ph.D., MBA

For the second consecutive year, Christiana Care has been selected as one of Training Magazine’s “Top 125,” ranking the health system among the most elite companies for training and learning development.

Christiana Care will learn its ranking on Feb. 18 at an awards gala hosted by the magazine.

“The continued ranking from Training Magazine reflects Christiana Care’s commitment to learning and development, underscores our culture of learning and recognizes the great work of all our educators and faculty,” said Rosa M. Colon-Kolacko, Ph.D., MBA, senior vice president, System Learning, executive director, Learning Institute and chief diversity officer. “We believe that greater knowledge leads to excellent patient care.”

In 2011, Christiana Care launched the Christiana Care Learning Institute to foster collaboration and innovative learning, nurture new ways of thinking and encourage growth and development at all levels of the organization.

“We strive to engage and enable all staff to develop and use their full potential in alignment with Christiana Care’s mission of serving our patients as expert, caring partners in their health,” said Jill Hewitt, Learning Institute and Development director at Christiana Care.

Now in its 13th year, the magazine bases its Top 125 ranking on benchmarking statistics that include:

  • Total training budget.
  • Percentage of payroll.
  • Number of training hours per employee program.
  • Goals, evaluation, measurement and workplace surveys.
  • Hours of training per employee annually.
  • Detailed formal programs.

The ranking is determined by assessing a range of qualitative and quantitative factors, including financial investment in employee development, the scope of development programs, and how closely such development efforts are linked to business goals and objectives.

“This award reflects the commitment of educators from across disciplines to provide the innovative learning experiences that care providers need to achieve this aim,” said Michelle Collins, Christiana Care’s manager of Nursing Professional Development and co-leader for the Center for Educator Development, Evaluation and Research.

More information about the Top 125 will appear in the January/February issue of Training Magazine.