For Immediate Release
August 22, 2011
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Bernadette Morris
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(BPRW) Baptist Health South Florida Participates In The Congressional Black Caucus Job Fair

- Set for Tuesday, August 23 at the James L. Knight Center -

(BLACK PR WIRE) – CORAL GABLES, FL (AUGUST 22, 2011) – Committed to ending joblessness in our communities, Baptist Health South Florida (Baptist Health), the region’s largest private, not-for-profit healthcare organization, will be a key participant at the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Job Fair. The event takes place on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The host is Congresswoman Frederica Wilson (D-Miami), of the 17th District of Florida.

“We are delighted to partner with the Congresswoman and take part in this critically important initiative,” states Corey Heller, corporate vice president and chief human resources officer for Baptist Health. “Among the key priorities will be to identify experienced clinical licensed professionals such as Registered Nurses, ARNP’s, Lab Technologists and Corporate opportunities for ERP developers, Network Engineers, Collectors and experienced Medical Coders.”

At present, Baptist Health has 322 external postings throughout their organization. This includes 251 clinical postings and 71 non-clinical postings. Baptist Health will have four employment booths and six personnel on site for the CBC Job Fair, hoping to engage and initiate viable employment opportunities. 

“We embrace the unique diversities that make up the very fabric of our vibrant community,” remarked Ricardo Forbes, corporate vice president and chief diversity officer for Baptist Health. “This organization is committed to being the best place for diversity, and it is most fitting to fully engage and participate at this event as we deepen our dedication to inclusion.”

The Job Fair is part of the CBC’s “For the People” Jobs Initiative, which includes nationwide job fairs and town hall meetings. As the reported African-American unemployment rate hovers around 16.2%, members of the CBC are standing together to address the joblessness crisis.

Baptist Health South Florida is the largest faith-based, not-for-profit health care organization in the region, with an outstanding reputation for medical and service excellence. Its network of services extends throughout Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe Counties with Baptist, Baptist Children's, South Miami, Homestead, Mariners and Doctors Hospitals, and Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute.

From the workforce to workplace and wider South Florida community, Baptist Health is building the best place for diversity. To learn more about the culture of inclusion at Baptist Health, please visit the website at