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Deborah Bergholm-Petka

Human Resources - Manager of Training and Development (2 ½ years)

"Taking care of others begins with caring for our own."

Deborah Bergholm-PetkaDeb knows the connection between satisfied employees and satisfied patients and quality of care. As the manager of training and development at Lowell General Hospital she develops ways to empower employees to become the best they can be, through career training, professional advancement, and other programs that encourage excellence at every level in the organization.

Strategizing with senior management and putting into place a variety of educational and skill-building opportunities, Deb carries out the hospital's commitment its people. The time spent on leadership-training for supervisors and managers, education and advancement for staff, and employee recognition and appreciation events, benefit everyone - including our patients

"If you want to be a place that takes good care of people, you need to be committed to taking good care of your staff," explains Deb. "Our team each has a sense of purpose, the right training to do their jobs well, and the opportunity to develop and grow professionally."

Our patients often tell us how sincerely happy our staff is when caring for our patients and each other. Deb's efforts towards employee satisfaction make a difference: when our staff feels good about coming to work each day, they can help others feel better.

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