"What is NEONI" Video Released by The Center for Health Affairs

CLEVELAND, Dec. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- What is NEONI, a video recently released by The Center for Health Affairs, brings the organization's workforce initiative to life by briefly explaining its work to develop, implement and sustain healthcare workforce collaboratives.

NEONI's strength lies in its ability to bring nursing leaders, clinical agencies, educators and organizations together to address and seek solutions that empower, strengthen and grow the Northeast Ohio healthcare workforce.

"What is NEONI quickly features the initiative's strengths and several of our programs including prep2practiceTM, ACEMAPP and the PERQS Center," said Lisa Anderson, MSN, RN, senior vice president of member services, The Center for Health Affairs. "We're hopeful What is NEONI will help us educate the community about what NEONI is and help us attract new organizations and individuals to become involved."

Since 2000, NEONI has expanded beyond career promotion and created a strong foundation for clinical and academic partners to work together on the most pressing problems facing nursing and other healthcare professions. NEONI has had a long-lasting impact in the Northeast Ohio region, gaining both state and national recognition.

Click here or visit whatisneoni.com to view What is NEONI. prep2practiceTM, ACEMAPP and PERQS Center-specific videos are coming soon.

For more information on What is NEONI and the workforce initiative, contact Lisa Anderson via email or at 216.255.3660.

With a rich history as the Northeast Ohio hospital association, dating back to 1916, The Center for Health Affairs serves as the collective voice of hospitals and the source for Northeast Ohio hospital and healthcare information. As the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, The Center aims to enhance the effectiveness of the healthcare community and the health of the communities it serves by providing expertise, resources and solutions to address the challenges faced by the region's healthcare providers. The Center's efforts focus on areas that benefit member hospitals from a regional approach, including healthcare workforce; emergency preparedness; public policy and advocacy; finance and reimbursement; and community initiatives. And because of its business affiliation with CHAMPS Healthcare, The Center has the resources to provide a broad level of professional services to its members. The Center, located in downtown Cleveland, is proud to advocate on behalf of 34 acute-care hospitals and two long-term acute-care hospitals in six counties. The Center for Health Affairs is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Top Workplaces in 2014 and 2015, as well as to ERC's NorthCoast99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015. For more, visit neohospitals.org.

CONTACT: Deanna Moore deanna.moore@chanet.org 216.255.3614Source:The Center for Health Affairs