Tanya Freedman, CEO Connetics USA: So, Lee, why did Ochsner decide to recruit internationally educated nurses?
Lee Youngblood, Director of Strategic Recruitment Programs, Ochsner Health: For several reasons.
Obviously, as you can tell by our
organization, we're very culturally diverse, and that's
still always a big initiative of ours. Right.
So we took this opportunity to
really go global with our workforce.
We're very into diversification and inclusion and very
excited to add literally, as I interview all
of you guys, I feel like I've been
around the world in like two days. Literally.
And this is a credit to all of the internationals is
that they do have a passion to be in the States.
They have a passion to learn something and
really tune their skill set because it's something
that we can offer them to.
Not only can we offer that as far as growth
personally and professionally, but they've been able to come in
and really partner with us and help us.
We wouldn't be able to do a lot of
what we are currently doing right now without them.
They are a major part of our workforce,
and we're very excited, highly-skilled, as you
can see with Ganga in Junu
I mean, just great people in general.
And we really embraced our culture,
just like we've embraced them.
So very happy to move forward and to grow our
international program here at Ochsner and growing it is.
My goodness, leaps and bounds.