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University Health System Ranked One of the BEST Learning Workplaces in the World

Awards Recognize Commitment to World-Class Employee Learning & Development

University Health System is once again recognized as one of the VERY BEST learning organizations in the world. University Health System ranked 12 in the American Society for Training & Development's (ASTD) 2011 BEST Awards program, and is among just 32 organizations from India, British Columbia, Turkey, Hong Kong and the United States to be included this year.

The BEST Awards recognizes organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success as a result of employee learning and development. The award-winning companies are deeply committed to a successful learning environment and strongly invested in learning and performance initiatives for their employees. BEST organizations have also showed that they are BEST at Building talent, Enterprise-wide, Supported by the organization's leaders, fostering a Thorough learning culture.

“This achievement is about innovation and commitment across all levels of our organization,” said University Health System President/CEO George B. Hernández, Jr. “It honors every staff member who took the initiative and the time to participate in the various learning opportunities offered within our organization.”

University Health System, recognized for three consecutive years, was honored for its leadership development programs including the Performance Leadership Academy, Management Development Academy, Directors’ Mentoring Program, and Leadership Academy for Physicians.

All of the BEST winners’ training initiatives focused on increasing productivity, developing new skills, engaging with clients and customers, and taking individual responsibility for learning. This type of strong commitment to learning has helped many of the winning organizations build a culture of integrated talent management, resulting in higher workforce retention rates and support for learning at the highest levels.

This is the eighth year for the ASTD BEST Awards. More information about the 2011 ASTD Best Award winners may be found in the October 2011 issue of T+D magazine and online at

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