Women in Business

Cultural healing: Reading Hospital turns to Alvernia University to help employees offer care sensitive to patients’ backgrounds

Researchers and health care providers at Reading Hospital have found an important key to improving patient care. Cultural awareness. To address this need, the hospital developed and launched its Cultural Awareness Program this year with Alvernia University. The in-classroom course teaches Reading Hospital employees how to be more culturally sensitive to their patients.

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Counting our blessings in the workplace: Women give thanks for the good things work brings

Work is such a large part of our lives, yet it rarely gets a mention when we talk about “giving thanks.” For many, work is more than “just a job.” Aside from the obvious financial benefits, our careers can bring meaning and purpose to our lives. With the holiday upon us, LVB took this chance to reach out to you, the women of the work world, and find out what you are grateful for when it comes to your job.

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Connie Challingsworth, positive aging advocate: Challingsworth reinvented her career after 60 and wants others to know that they can too.

Connie Challingsworth, a retired pharmaceutical sales rep, is now a life coach, a model for the QVC home shopping network, and a two-time runner up in the Ms Pennsylvania Senior America Pageant. Challingsworth wants other woman to know that its not too late to begin a new career over 60 and that our senior years can be our best years.

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How deep is your company’s talent pool?

Employees are the lifeblood of any company’s succession, so regular planning should take into account how to maintain and grow the talent pool to make sure jobs are filled. Well executed, an employee succession plan can help a company build a robust workforce that can handle, or transition to key positions, to accommodate the inevitable ...

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