Dr. Keith Jacobson Begins Term as President of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS)

DENVER (PRWEB) October 15, 2019

Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Specialists, a division of Orthopedic Centers of Colorado, announced that Keith Jacobson, DPM was elected as president of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Jacobson’s term runs until September of 2020.

In his role as president, he will advance the mission to protect and improve the health and welfare of the public by the advancement of the art and science of podiatric surgery.

“I’m honored to represent my peers – the best foot and ankle surgeons in the world – as president of ABFAS,” said Dr. Jacobson. “Ensuring that patients can select a qualified foot and ankle surgeon based on the rigorous ABFAS certification is critical to the integrity of our healthcare system, and I’m committed to ensuring that our certification represents the highest possible standard of care.”

ABFAS is the industry standard for qualified foot and ankle surgeons, and the organization works to promote lifelong learning and professional accountability, which are the board’s foundational principles for quality healthcare.

ABFAS certifies qualified foot and reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgeons. Prior to receiving certification, candidates must become board-qualified in either foot surgery and/or reconstructive rearfoot/ankle surgery. ABFAS continues to review and improve the certification exams and uses a rigorous Case Review process combined with a didactic and computer-based patient simulation examination.

About Advanced Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists

Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists is widely recognized as the regional leader in comprehensive orthopedic services. The 19 physicians of Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Specialists have received specialized training in orthopedic surgery and in subspecialty areas within the field of orthopedic medicine. They diagnose and treat even the most complicated orthopedic conditions and are supported by a professional staff of physician assistants, medical assistants, x-ray technicians and administrative personnel at our two offices in Denver and Parker. Learn more at https://advancedortho.org.

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Absorb Software Receives Highest Overall Rating Among Vendors in Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Corporate Learning Report

Absorb Software Receives Highest Overall Rating Among Vendors in Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Corporate Learning Report

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LMS Company Ranked Highest for Service & Support and is the Only Solution to Receive a 100% “Willingness to Recommend” Score  

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct. 15, 2019 /CNW/ — Absorb Software, provider of the Absorb Learning Management System (LMS) and the newly introduced Absorb Infuse, today announced the company has been recognized in the 2019 Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Corporate Learning Report. The report recognizes the vendors that are highly rated by their customers through reviews on the Gartner Peer Insights portal – a free peer review and ratings platform designed for enterprise software and services decision makers.  

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Based on the feedback and ratings from end-user companies with revenue more than $50 million, and those who have experience purchasing, implementing and/or using the platform, Absorb Software received the highest overall rating relative to other vendors in the corporate learning market, with a total of 4.4 out of 5 stars. Also, among the 8 vendors evaluated in the report, Absorb Software was the only one to receive a 100% “willingness to recommend” score and ranked highest among vendors for service & support.   

“Many customers tell us they’ve switched to Absorb based on our superior customer service, and we believe the results from this report validate the value of our commitment to providing a great user experience,” said Absorb CEO Mike Owens. “We want to thank our customers for sharing their valuable insights and feedback on Gartner Peer Insights. We recognize that corporate learning is critical to driving innovation and digital transformation, and we are committed to supporting organizations with technology that delivers the knowledge, skills, and flexibility necessary to help them maintain a leading edge.”

A full complimentary copy of the Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’ report can be found here. Below are some excerpts from reviews that contributed to the rankings, which were based on 14 total ratings, as of 31 August 2019:

“Apart from the high level of productivity, Absorb LMS has won us with their integration capabilities. Without a hitch, we can connect to all the necessary third-party programs,” Software Engineer in the Services Industry. 

“Absorb provides a comprehensive LMS that is easy to administrate and brand for your organization. It is simple to set up courses, enroll users, and train new admins,” Communications & Training Team Lead in the Media Industry.

“We needed to get employees trаіned quісkly fоr an uрсоmіng ISO Certіfісаtіоn Audіt. We lоаded аnd deрlоyed 87 соurses, whісh resulted іn оver 4,300 іndіvіduаl user enrоllments; 400 соmрletіоns рer dаy (durіng the fіrst 5 dаys); аnd оver 21,000 system generаted e-mаіl nоtіfісаtіоns. The system рerfоrmed flаwlessly,” R&D Project Manager in the Manufacturing Industry. 

Absorb Software is celebrating a string of recent acquisitions that have expanded the company’s global reach in the growing learning technology market. With the backing of Silversmith Capital Partners, Absorb Software added Torch LMS and eLogic Learning to the brands in its portfolio — with hints of more to come.

Gartner Peer Insights reviews constitute the subjective opinions of individual end users based on their own experiences, and do not represent the views of Gartner or its affiliates.

Source: Gartner, Gartner Peer Insights ‘Voice of the Customer’: Corporate Learning, Peer Contributors, 3 October 2019.

About Absorb Software
Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Calgary, Alberta Canada, with global offices in London, Dublin, Shanghai, Sydney, Boston, Tampa and Salt Lake City. Absorb offers both Absorb Infuse, the first Learning Experience Platform (LXP) to offer a true in-the-flow learning experience, and its flagship product, Absorb LMS, an industry-leading and award-winning Learning Management System for businesses, higher education, government and non-profit agencies around the world. Learn more at www.absorblms.com, or follow the company on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter.

About Silversmith Capital Partners
Founded in 2015, Silversmith Capital Partners is a Boston-based growth equity firm with $1.1 billion of capital under management. Silversmith’s mission is to partner with and support the best entrepreneurs in growing profitable technology and healthcare companies. The firm seeks to invest $15 million to $75 million per company. Representative investments include ActiveCampaign, Centauri Health Solutions, Digital Map Products, Impact, LifeStance Health, MediQuant, Nordic Consulting Partners, and Validity. The partners have over six decades of collective investing experience and have served on the boards of numerous successful growth companies including Ability Network, Dealer.com, Liazon, Liberty Dialysis, MedHOK, Net Health, Passport Health, SurveyMonkey, and Yapstone. For more information, visit www.silversmithcapital.com.

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Seattle Jobs Initiative Takes on WorkSource Operator Role to Eliminate Poverty and Promote Good Jobs

SEATTLE (PRWEB) October 15, 2019

Seattle Jobs Initiative http://www.seattlejobsinitiative.com/, a recognized leader in designing, implementing, and sharing solutions to decrease wage inequality, today announced it has been awarded the One-Stop Operator contract for the WorkSource system in Seattle-King County. As the One-Stop Operator, Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI) will serve as the system coordinator working for the benefit of all Seattle-King County workforce system service providers, partners, businesses and participants. The Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC), which directs and oversees WorkSource Seattle King County and awarded SJI the grant, will manage SJI’s One-Stop Operator role to help ensure success.

“Seattle Jobs Initiative has a proven approach and understands how to best meet the needs of local labor markets and employers working to create inclusive economies,” said Kristen Fox, who serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer at Swedish Health Services and is the Board Chair for the Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County. “I’m excited to see this formation of a new level of partnership between SJI and WorkSource that will create a positive impact for participants, a more coordinated system, and remove red tape to help people attain livable wage-earning jobs.”

Living-Wage Careers for Low-Income and Low-Skilled Adults

SJI is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on creating workforce development programs that improve the local workforce development system to benefit low-income job seekers. SJI has a proven track record of collaborating across multiple organizations to create and implement best practices that drive results. The blueprint for SJI’s approach is based on years of working with low-income residents, businesses, foundations, community colleges and community-based organizations. These best practices combine skills training with wrap around services, career navigation, work-based learning, and collaborative business-driven programs. The SJI programs have impacted over 17,000 participants, 82 percent of which have completed training with a 53 percent job placement rate. The programs have focused on people of color, those receiving government subsidies, unstably housed, justice-involved, people with less than a high school diploma, refugees, and those with limited English proficiencies and low basic skills.

The One-Stop Operator Goal: Collaboration and Community Key to Success

As the One-Stop Operator for the WorkSource System in Seattle-King County, SJI will assist in providing technical assistance and training for two full-service WorkSource centers, five WorkSource affiliate sites, and 38 WorkSource connection sites. These workforce services highly leverage SJI best practices and will focus on seamlessly integrating systems and common goals across various organizations. In addition, key values for success will center on implementing regular performance reviews, ensuring access to programs for all eligible individuals, driving measureable improvements that challenge the status quo, aligning partnership goals, and leveraging resources to provide a higher level of service throughout the region.

“In our role as an intermediary over the last 22 years, we’ve been able to collaborate closely with others to produce amazing outcomes for individuals and families by improving access and opportunities,” said Jeffrey Wendland, Acting Executive Director for Seattle Jobs Initiative. “We’re excited to bring this knowledge and spirit of collaboration to all of the partners that make up WorkSource in the Seattle-King County region, as well as other regions throughout the country. When we work together, we can dramatically increase the ability of marginalized populations to achieve self-sufficiency, especially those farthest from opportunity.”

Income Inequality Reached Its Highest Level in Over 50 Years

Income inequality in the United States expanded from 2017 to 2018 to the highest level in 50 years, according to recent figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Washington saw statistically significant increases in income between 2017 and 2018 with King County median income rising 5.9 percent to $95,009 in 2018 and a 13.8 percent increase in the number of households with earnings above $200,000. However, poverty rates for Seattle and King County (11.0 percent and 9.3 percent respectively) remained statistically unchanged since 2017, with 1 in 9 Seattle residents still living below the poverty line.

While King County’s unemployment rate of 3 percent bests the national average, it’s estimated that the nearly 300,000 adults work 40 hours a week, but do not earn enough to support children without a partner. In addition, over 140,000 children are living in a household with income less than a living wage. A single adult living wage in King County is $64,147.20 with one child, $74,089.60 with two children, and $96,512 with three ore more children. SJI has focused on serving these individuals and families in King County that earn up to 200 percent of Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

“Like many employers in King County, we have jobs to offer, but finding workers with particular skills, poses a challenge,” said Bridgette Bell, HR Manager with Alaska Marine Lines. We turned to SJI to help fill the gap and we were able to find an amazing diesel technician intern through their partnership with the South Seattle College diesel-training program. Not only did SJI connect us, but also they assist our intern with support services including childcare and tools as he attends the diesel-training program. This was a win/win all the way around that helped him begin a career in a growing field, helps our business, and also impacts the local economy.”

About Seattle Jobs Initiative (SJI)

SJI is a nationally recognized leader in designing, implementing, and sharing solutions that measureable help people escape poverty through the attainment of skills and good jobs. For more information visit http://www.seattlejobsinitiative.com.

About WorkSource King-County Seattle

WorkSource is the name for the “one-stop” system in Washington State. WorkSource Seattle-King County partners comprise a variety of government, non-profit, and private organizations dedicated to addressing local workforce needs. Each partner contributes unique and valuable service which, when combined under one roof, results in a dynamic “one stop” resource for businesses and job seekers. For more information visit http://www.worksourceskc.org.

About Workforce Development Council of Seattle-King County (WDC)

The WDC is a nonprofit workforce grant-making organization whose mission is to support a strong economy and the ability of each person to achieve self-sufficiency, especially those farthest from opportunity. The WDC is responsible for oversight of WorkSource Seattle-King County and ensuring it provides the highest quality services for job seeker and business customers. The WDC contracts with a WorkSource Operator to provide partnership development and operational oversight for all regional WorkSource sites, in accordance with the guidelines established by the WDC. For more information visit http://www.seakingwdc.org.

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