8. Continuous Improvement & Outcomes

There have been several outcomes highlighted in the project's quarterly report, and there will be more as current employees engaged in training complete their education and move into their new departments. The Johns Hopkins Health System has always been committed to the development of its workforce. Continued meetings with the project's steering and operations committee will further develop the sustainability plan for trainings across the health system.

A retention handbook is being developed by the project and will be distributed to those participants in the program. This handbook was designed to provide employees with helpful advice on how to remain successful in their training programs, and in their current and new departments.

In addition, the project is developing financial management seminars with Citibank. These seminars are designed to help employees with their finances in order to effectively utilize the pay increases that they may gain with their new positions. Meetings with Citibank representatives are currently taking place, and will focus on helping these entry-level employees manage their finances and provide another avenue for sharing information on the current benefits available to them through the Johns Hopkins Health System benefits package. These seminars will focus on: expense management, credit management, retirement planning, understanding education financing, and investments.