November 2009

Mentoring Makes a Difference at Saint Francis

Grand Island, NE

A survey conducted at Saint Francis Medical Center showed that a good mentor can make a major difference in employee development and retention, according to an assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Michelle Fleig-Palmer, PhD, said more than a third of the employees surveyed at Saint Francis said they have a mentor. The survey found that employees who have mentors are likely to learn more; to be more committed to Saint Francis; and are five times more likely to intend to continue working there. Most of the employees with mentors said their supervisors were their mentors. For more information, contact Terry Douglass,