Professional Development

Samaritan recognizes the importance of investing in their leaders through leadership development. The EXCEL (Excellence in Collaboration, Education & Leadership) Program was launched in 2010 to develop effective leaders within Samaritan who create and promote an engaged workforce and a culture of excellence. The EXCEL program focuses on the following leadership competencies:


  • Selecting Talent
  • Delegating Responsibility
  • Meeting Leadership
  • Building Successful Teams
  • Communicating with Impact
  • Building Organizational Talent
  • Facilitating Change / Change Leadership
  • Project & Program Management
  • Aligning Individual & Team Performance

The EXCEL Program will:

  • Enable leaders to learn practical leadership skills which can be implemented within their departments.
  • Provide opportunities for personal and professional growth and development while measuring organizational progression toward improved employee and patient/resident engagement.
  • Foster an atmosphere of mentorship.
  • Support the Mentoring Program and the New Leader Onboarding Program.
  • Create team-building through shared experiences.
  • Support Samaritan’s Mission, Vision and Values.
  • Support Samaritan’s strategic goals.