The Greenville Health System (GHS) addresses needs across our system to have a highly qualified workforce. A system-wide approach as part of the solution to the needs of the healthcare workforce guides our planning and implementation of innovative and life-long learning strategies. The system embraces and provides professional development learning/training opportunities for our current workforce. We are committed to identifying future workforce needs and partnering to fulfill these needs.
GHS is a strategic training partner for over forty-five different academic institutions throughout the Carolinas and across the country. An estimated 3,600 students each year complete part of their training on site at a GHS location. See GHS' Workforce Development Model. Areas of study include:
Anesthesia for Nurses
Cardiac Device Tech.
Public Health Sciences
Annually, more than 2,600 nursing students receive part of their training in our system through GHS relationships with Clemson University, USC-Upstate, Bob Jones University, Greenville Technical College, Tri-County Technical College, and others.
The Greenville HealthCare Simulation Center, where lifelike infant, child and adult mannequins are used to help train medical professionals and students to respond quickly and correctly to medical scenarios – a pregnant mannequin even gives birth! It is the only such center in the Southeast.
An article entitled, “For the Health-Care Work Force, a Critical Prognosis” by Daniel W. Rahn and Steven A. Wartman, pointed to issues facing the healthcare workforce crisis. The authors cited a lack of comprehensive workforce planning from academe, government, and the healthcare professions and suggested a strategic direction instead of the current piecemeal approach at the national and state levels. They emphasized that institutions that educate the nation’s future healthcare professionals must work together to devise innovative solutions to the myriad challenges we face. We agree and are committed to addressing the healthcare workforce needs in strategic and comprehensive ways.