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West Virginia University at Parkersburg receives grant

PARKERSBURG –West Virginia University at Parkersburg has received a grant of $293,201 to support a leadership development program at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center

The funds are from the West Virginia Community and Technical College System and will provide a customized 17-month leadership training program to 120 leaders at Camden Clark to help meet workforce development needs. The goal of the program is to strengthen the organization’s leadership team, increase customer satisfaction, increase management productivity, provide greater focus on fiscal goals and improve communication.

“We are working hard every day to prove our commitment to be the college of choice in every way to the communities we serve,” Chris Gilmer, president of WVU-P, said. “Helping to nurture the workforce of one of our most important area service leaders is a tangible example of this commitment. We appreciate their confidence in us.”

Instructors will provide training sessions each month focusing on a variety of topics, beginning in May and runs through November.

“Over the past several years, WVU Medicine Camden Clark has been striving to improve the care we provide to the communities we serve while enhancing the employee workplace environment since they are so connected,” Thomas Heller, Camden Clark vice president of human resources, said. “Our leadership team’s efforts have been vital in driving these two efforts. Over the next two months, WVU Parkersburg will be developing a curriculum that will address the core competencies that we want all of our leaders to exhibit. We are very appreciative of WVU Parkersburg’s efforts to obtain the grant for this and we are confident that this training will have a significant positive impact on our employees and the patients we serve.”

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