There’s a place for women at US Acute Care Solutions: anywhere they want to be. And women at USACS are found in the board room, throughout our hospitals and behind the scenes as well, achieving, excelling, and continuing to pave the way for other women. One empowering group that ensures this is happening for our company is called the Women’s Resource Group (WRG).
Major initiatives of the WRG include the development of “Lean In Circles,” regional female leadership courses, current development of a female provider experience course, regular leadership and provider-facing educational pieces (such how to support lactating providers in the Emergency Department), financial webinars, and support/sponsorship of conferences such as FIX.
“The mission of our Women’s Resource group is to serve as a resource to our company to positively influence the work environment, promote professional development of all women, and assist the organization in achieving its diversity and inclusion plan,” said Janice Jones, MD, Medical Director of Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital. “We have three pillars that support this mission, which includes women’s advancement, proportionate representation at all levels, and work/life integration. It is important that patients have the opportunity to be treated by someone who looks and thinks similar to them. Focusing on women is the right thing for our clinicians, the company and, most importantly, for our patients and speaks to our company’s core values.”
USACS does it’s best to attract the most talented women in their field – clinicians as well as business executives. In addition to having incredible benefits, such as a 10% company-funded 401(k) to care for you after you’ve retired. For women who choose to have families, USACS offers the most generous parental leave policy in the industry, which was advocated for by the WRG. Birth mothers get a full 12 weeks of paid time off, and leave for spouses and partners is generous as well.
As a company, USACS knows that it functions best when its people are thriving.
“Any company who wants to move forward and be long-lasting, have a legacy, needs women up front,” said Yalonda Herndon, DO, Medical Director of Atrium Health Huntersville in North Carolina. “USACS has supported me as a leader in allowing me to have a voice – to come up with solutions, ideas, and to support me in some of the challenges I face as a leader.
I’m able to step forward, to have my voice heard – whatever I have to say, what I want for the company. Because as physician owners, it is our company.”