Business of the Month for March 2016 is…

NEWARK-WAYNE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health System) in Newark, NY!!

GENEVA, NEW YORK – The Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB) announced today that Newark-Wayne Community Hospital (NWCH), an affiliate of Rochester Regional Health, is March’s “Business of the Month” recognizing the company’s efforts in building strong community partnerships while contributing to the local economy.

Newark-Wayne Community Hospital is a 120-bed community hospital that is located in the Finger Lakes region in Wayne County, NY. NWCH offers a full range of medical services and is committed to providing unsurpassed quality and exceptional service for its patients and their families.

Karen Springmeier (left), Executive Director of the FLWIB, presents the award to Michele Fortune, HR Manager for Rochester Regional Health- Eastern Region.
Karen Springmeier (left), Executive Director of the FLWIB, presents the award to Michele Fortune, HR Manager for Rochester Regional Health- Eastern Region.

To assist in developing a talented workforce NWCH has accessed the recruiting services through Finger Lakes Works Business Services.  Along with posting openings with the New York State Department of labor’s Job Bank, the agency has taken advantage of open recruitments at the career center in Lyons.  Additionally, they have participated in numerous job fairs and career expos.

Michelle Fortune, Manager, HR Business Partner Operations with Rochester Regional Health has been a FLWIB board member since 2012 and a member of the Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes since 2013.  The Healthcare Alliance of the Finger Lakes, part of the FLWIB, is a consortium of regional healthcare providers whose focus is the development and retention of a high quality workforce.  Through the Healthcare Alliance, NWCH has been an annual sponsor “Serving Community Healthcare in the Finger Lakes”, an annual career exploration event serving hundreds of high school students in the area each spring.

“Newark-Wayne Community Hospital recognizes the value of developing the emerging workforce and works closely with the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board to achieve a high standard of workforce development within their organization” said Karen Springmeier, Executive Director, Finger Lakes WIB. “We are glad to have such a strong community partner and look forward to our continued success.”

Spotlight On…

Bill Kaminski


For the past two years Bill Kaminski has written the column: “Get-a-Job” for the Finger Lakes Times. Bill has worked in the recruiting profession with Occidental Petroleum, Cornell University, The Guthrie Clinic, NY Chiropractic College and Seneca Cayuga ARC. He is an adjunct faculty member for Keuka College and owns a management training consulting business, Stone Associates Training. As a consultant Bill teaches managers how to recruit, hire and retain great employees.

Bill believes getting the right people in the right jobs is the secret to success. “When we are not doing what we’re truly good at… we’re not living up to our greatest performance capabilities. And therefore, neither are our organizations.” Marcus Buckingham