Recruitment Partnerships

We believe that a diverse staff helps our organization by offering diverse ideas and ways of thinking. 

To achieve a diverse balance among our workforce, we are part of several efforts with other groups to help bring people of many cultures into Legacy.

This page explains some of the recruitment efforts and partnerships we have to assist us in recruiting diverse employees.

 

YES: Helping minority youth work in health care

Legacy's recruitment partnerships

New Avenues for Youth
Legacy Health's partnership with New Avenues for Youth began in 2010. Youth interested in a health care environment will have opportunities for mentoring support and paid internships.

Workforce Improvement with Immigrant Nurses (WIIN)
Since 2003, Legacy has been an enthusiastic partner in the WIIN program. Our partnership has opened the door to planning an on-site open house, participating in their business leadership events, including job fairs.

Project SEARCH
In 2007 Legacy made a commitment to support the employment of individuals with disabilities by being the first healthcare organization in Oregon to partner with Project SEARCH, a nationally recognized initiative for the employment, job retention and career advancement of people with cognitive disabilities. Since 2007, Legacy has hired four Project SEARCH referrals. To learn more about Project SEARCH at Legacy, please call 503-415-5403 or email projectsearch@lhs.org.

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
Our workforce represents the growing diversity of the communities we serve and our world. In support of this, Legacy Health has participated in the NAHN national conference for the last several years.

US Army Reserve
Legacy has been an Employer Partner of the US Army Reserve Employer Partnership Initiative since 2009. This one-of-a-kind program provides a mechanism for the Army Reserve and civilian industries to share the common goals of strengthening the community and supporting Army Reserve soldiers and their families.  

Partners in Diversity/Say Hey, NW
Legacy is a corporate sponsor of Partners in Diversity, which hosts a quarterly reception to welcome new professionals of color to the city. Attendees include community leaders, corporate and government representatives and community organizations working together to make sure their workplaces and the communities they serve are able to attract, welcome and retain a diverse workforce. The honorees feel welcome and more connected with their new community.

Youth Employment in Summer (YES)
Legacy established the YES program in 2000 to encourage Latino and African-American students to graduate from high shool and pursue post-secondary education, and to acquaint them with healthcare as a career. The program offers a paid summer employment and a college scholarship program. Partnering with local youth organizations and high schools, Legacy has provided substantial summer employment for 40 students who work alongside health care professionals in positions that require post-secondary education. 

The Youth Transition Program (YTP)
YTD is a comprehensive transition program for youth with disabilities operated collaboratively by the office of Oregon Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS), the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), the University of Oregon (U of O), and local school districts statewide in Oregon. Learn more.