Rebecca Young, VP, Human Resources at Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries (ALSM), has been working with her organization to champion healthcare by refocusing on their residents and clinical outcomes. ALSM has introduced more client centered programs and services to better meet the needs of individuals residing in their facilities. They have taken on major advances in technology across their organization - from electronic medical records to employee self service - with a goal of completely digitizing their systems. Recently, ALSM has been working to distinguish the impacts of the Affordable Care Act and how it will alter current benefit plans and future offerings. ALSM continues to expand their services in an effort to provide a complete continuum of care to residents and clients that span the generations - from child day care to home healthcare and continuing care retirement communities. ALSM employs over 500 team members and serves more than 2500 clients each year.
Since 2007, Ms. Young has been championing Human Resources at ALSM. She is a veteran in the field, with over 20 years of experience including a Master's Degree in Human Resources from St. Francis University and service as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh. Throughout her career, Ms. Young has demonstrated a deep understanding of the role of Human Resources in the not for profit healthcare arena. Her expertise is further demonstrated in her service as Vice Chair on the Board of the LSA Council for Human Resource Management (CHRM) network for the past three years. When asked about the benefits of CHRM membership, Ms Young replied, "The networking opportunities, sharing of best practices, support and help from others who know your type of business and understand working for a faith based social ministry organization. Whether you are a large organization or very small, CHRM members can help by sharing information and providing guidance surrounding HR current issues and policies."
Furthermore, CHRM was a co-sponsor at the 2014 LSA Annual Conference in support of the Connect the Dots networking reception. As pictured to the right, Ms. Young welcomed attendees on behalf of the Network. "The conference offers many educational opportunities on hot topics we, as social ministry organizations, are dealing with or are in the midst of undertaking. And obviously the networking opportunities are priceless."
Thank you Rebecca Young for all you do for Allegheny Lutheran Social Ministries, the CHRM Network and the LSA family!