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About Us

Our Mission

The Center for Learning and Innovation, through continuous learning opportunities, assists employees in the development of knowledge, attitude, and skills necessary to support the North Shore-LIJ Health System's strategic and business goals. The Center for Learning and Innovation promotes a culture dedicated to excellence, innovation, teamwork, and continuous change.

 

Our Vision

The Center for Learning and Innovation will be a nationally recognized leader in workforce development, a model provider of continuous organizational learning, and a driver of system-wide cultural change.

The Strength Is in the System

In today’s economy, like other industries, healthcare providers are competing for customers and positioning themselves for long-term financial growth. In recent years, many hospitals have attempted to enhance their competitiveness, reduce costs and pool their resources by merging. The resulting culture clashes and power struggles have led to the failure of many. Few healthcare mergers have produced an organization as successful as the $4 billion North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System.

Formed in 1997 by the merger of Long Island’s two largest healthcare systems, North Shore-LIJ includes 15 hospitals, four long-term-care facilities, three trauma centers, dozens of ambulatory care centers and six home health agencies. Building upon the system’s strengths, the Center for Learning and Innovation focuses on expanding the learning capacity of the organization through a shared vision.

The Employees Are the System

An organization doesn’t learn; its people do. North Shore-LIJ’s employees are its greatest asset. They are the system’s mission, vision and values in action. The basic premise of the Center for Learning and Innovation is that learning, through a diverse range of courses for all employees, fosters personal and professional growth and development. This knowledge, transformed into performance, advances the system’s strategic goals and objectives.

The Center for Learning and Innovation provides the opportunity for ongoing growth and development while transforming the North Shore-LIJ Health System into a national healthcare leader in the 21st century. Together we will accomplish this by offering programs that are both relevant and exciting. Rediscover the benefits of learning.

Our Objectives

Create a World-Class Learning Organization
With the support of its employees, the objective of the Center for Learning and Innovation is to:

  • create a first-class organization of continuous learning 
  • develop in employees the knowledge, attitude and skills necessary to support the health system’s strategic and business goals 
  • invest in and develop a cadre of leaders at all levels; and 
  • promote a system culture dedicated to excellence, innovation, teamwork and continuous change.

Educating for the Future

A little more than a decade ago, the corporate university was considered a “frill” that only huge, multinational corporations could afford. Today, there are more than 2,000 such institutions in the United States, established by employers in a wide variety of fields; it is estimated that the number will nearly double by 2010. A corporate university may be taught and managed entirely by the organization in its own facilities, or conducted in partnership with a college or commercial firm. No longer a luxury, the corporate university is increasingly viewed as almost a necessity in today’s rapidly changing economy.

Organizations that thrive tend to be those that have transformed their cultures by linking their vision and goals to their employees’ personal and professional growth and achievement. These organizations, known as learning organizations, create opportunities for their employees to become life-long learners. Ultimately, the employees become the source of the organization’s competitive advantage.

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