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University Health System among the elite in workforce development

(SAN ANTONIO, TX April 20, 2016) University Health System has earned a 2016 LearningElite gold award from Chief Learning Officer magazine for the quality of its employee learning and development programs. University Health System was No. 12  among corporate giants that included Nationwide Insurance, Western Union and Sears. University Health System also received an Editor’s Choice Award as Best Mid-Sized Company.

“We’re very pleased to be recognized once again for our efforts to help every employee at every level of our organization reach his or her career goals,” said University Health System President and CEO George B. Hernández Jr. “It makes us much stronger as an organization to be able to train — and retain — a highly skilled and motivated workforce.”

University Health System’s Center for Learning Excellence offers a variety of programs that benefit all staff members. In addition to a generous tuition reimbursement program, they include programs to help non-clinical staff become healthcare professionals, programs to identify and groom future managers and executives, programs to improve communication skills, and training for those who want to become certified medical interpreters.

Chief Learning Officer magazine, published by Human Capital Media, described the award as “a robust, peer-reviewed ranking and benchmarking program that acknowledges organizations employing exemplary workforce development strategies and delivering significant business results.”

“We are constantly impressed by the industry’s dedication to innovating and evolving the practices of learning and development,” said Sarah Kimmel, vice president of research and advisory services for HCM. “This powerful data is key in identifying the most current elite practices within the learning and development field.”

To learn more about the LearningElite awards program and to see the full list of winners, please visit

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