UnityPoint Health - Fort Dodge:Facing Forward

Sunday, February 03, 2019

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Jane Curtis

The year 2019 is rolling out new needs in the medical treatment realm, as well as some more familiar patterns. We asked leaders at UnityPoint Health — Fort Dodge some pointed questions about issues facing the area’s largest health care provider, which is also one of the area’s biggest employers.

Here are the questions we asked, and their answers.

Recruitment: Are the current conditions favorable for UnityPoint’s local recruitment? In asking this, I factor in local industrial/economic growth and the overall jobless rate. Knowing that recruitment is particularly at issue with the most highly trained of your personnel, talk about the climate of establishing the best possible staff for a medical center rooted in the midst of a rural area. Good? Not good? What kinds of trends are you seeing?

“Our recruitment efforts for the Fort Dodge region have been very favorable. We have seen a decrease in openings for positions in our region in 2018. There are several factors that have we attribute this success to, including our new recruitment process and system, our collaboration with Iowa Central and a focus on retention of top talent within our system. Fort Dodge and the surrounding areas have many qualified candidates that we connect with daily.” –Amanda Lyon, Human Resource

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