Child care for frontline healthcare workers is more than a perk—it’s essential.
Adventist HealthCare is a faith-based, not-for-profit organization committed to improving the health and well-being of people and communities through a ministry of physical, mental, and spiritual healing. Based in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Adventist HealthCare offers comprehensive health services ranging from acute care and rehabilitation to mental health, urgent care, and home health.
As COVID-19 drastically altered the work landscape for healthcare staff, Nicole knew that two things were going to critically impact their employees: transportation and child care. So she led the way for Adventist HealthCare in providing a reliable, high-quality, safe place for children to go while their parents battled a global pandemic. That's where Adventist HealthCare and KinderCare's partnership came in to set an essential workforce up with an essential service.
Together, they crafted a custom platform of child care benefits that provide a generous Tuition Benefit with a tiered approach to savings, ranging from 20–80% based on employees’ salaries, as well as Back-Up Care and Dedicated Space for immediate assistance. KinderCare also reopened surrounding community learning centers to the Adventist HealthCare team during the height of the pandemic.
Nicole ensured that her team was supported during this strenuous and stressful time, fostering a culture built around wellness that benefits all.