Ascension, Catholic Health to take part in program to buoy frontline caregivers

May 1, 2019

Ascension Michigan and Buffalo, N.Y.-based Catholic Health are among the organizations in a new program to bolster the support offered to frontline health care staff.

Cleveland Clinic created the $20 million initiative, "Transformational Healthcare Readiness through Innovative Vocational Education." THRIVE will use screening tools to identify health care workers most in need of support, and then it will provide those staff members with one-on-one coaching, life skills support, training and education.

The goal is to improve the recruitment and retention of caregivers in frontline positions that historically have high levels of turnover.

Cleveland Clinic will pilot THRIVE across three regions over the next three years: Cleveland Clinic in Northeast Ohio, Ascension in Southeast Michigan and Catholic Health in Western New York.

The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation is providing more than $15 million in grants for THRIVE. That foundation focuses on the same regions that Ascension and Catholic Health serve. Wilson was the founder and 54-year owner of the Buffalo Bills football team. The foundation began in 2015, the year after his death.

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