SNMIC hires Cylke, Ullrich, Floyd for Health Care 20/20 program

Program to grow health care workforce in Southern Nevada

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Southern Nevada Medical Industry Coalition (SNMIC) has named Katherine Cylke, DNP, RN, program director; Sue Ullrich, Ed.D, MSN, RN, assistant program director/case manager; and Gabrielle Floyd administrative manager for the Health Care 20/20 Program.

For the Health Care 20/20 program, Cylke oversees all programming and curriculum development. In addition to her work with SNMIC, Cylke also works as nursing program chair at Kaplan College, where she oversees all nursing programs, compliance and accreditation. She has a broad expanse of clinical, leadership, regulatory readiness and educational experience.

Ullrich assists in development and implementation of curriculum that transitions the newly graduated RN into professional practice. She will also serve as a case manager for those assisted by the program. She was the founding director and professor for the School of Nursing at Touro University in Henderson. In addition to her duties with SNMIC, she serves as a contributing faculty member for the Walden University School of Nursing in Minneapolis, MN.

Floyd provides administrative assistance for the program. She previously served as the client relations administrator with Recruiting Nevada, which publishes Nevada’s largest network of employment websites.

The Health Care 20/20 program, funded by Workforce Connections’ Career Advancement and Retention in Healthcare & Healthcare Information Technology grant, will develop a sustainable healthcare workforce for Southern Nevada over the next decade.

“Health Care 20/20 furthers the mission of Workforce Connections to ‘develop a world-class workforce’ in Southern Nevada,” said Doug Geinzer, CEO for SNMIC. “Katherine, Sue and Gabrielle will provide critical support in our efforts to do just that.”

The $750,000 grant, which runs from Oct. 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011, will provide inventive workforce development partnerships that address the shortage of qualified workers in the key sectors of healthcare and healthcare IT. Health Care 20/20 is a comprehensive and system-wide solution that delivers employers a well-trained workforce of nurses and allied health professionals by increasing workforce capacity through on-the-job and incumbent training programs, providing a reliable pipeline of workers to fill future entry-level jobs.

SNMIC exists to provide a collective voice to improve access and delivery of quality health care in Southern Nevada by fostering strategic alliances in the health care community, collaborating on human resource issues, and by acting as a proactive force for legislative improvements.

Founded in 2002, SNMIC is a 600-plus volunteer organization committed to improving the quality of life for the residents of Southern Nevada now and in the future. SNMIC stands as a collective voice to ensure improved access and delivery of quality health care to the rapidly growing region and focuses on legislative improvements, human resources and strategic alliances.

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