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Memorial Earns National Honor for Learning Commitment


Memorial Health System was the highest ranked healthcare system to receive a national award for its commitment to learning innovation.

The nonprofit health system received a LearningElite gold award from Chief Learning Officer magazine. Memorial was ranked 14 in the nation from more than 200 applicants and also received the award for Best Mid-Sized Company.

The LearningElite award recognizes organizations that surpass benchmark standards for putting into practice workforce learning and development strategies.

“This recognition as the top healthcare organization in the country showcases our commitment to ensuring we provide each of our employees the opportunity to learn and grow in their professions,” said Aimee Allbritton, the health system’s vice president of organization development and chief learning officer

“Being named LearningElite is validation of Memorial Health System’s commitment to developing the skills and knowledge of our employees and is a testament to the professionals who provide educational opportunities to our employees,” Allbritton said. “The new Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation is further proof of our commitment to workforce learning and provides additional educational opportunities in a learner-centered environment.”

Developed under the guidance of chief learning officers and senior workforce development practitioners, the LearningElite program is the only peer-based benchmarking initiative in the industry. It recognizes excellence in five key performance indicators: learning strategy, learning impact, leadership commitment, learning execution and business performance results.

Other top performers included Hilton Worldwide, Walgreens, UPS, State Farm, Nationwide, Kaiser Permanente and Banner Health.

Memorial Health System’s seven affiliates are Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Taylorville Memorial Hospital, Memorial Physician Services, Memorial Home Services and Mental Health Centers of Central Illinois.