Fanning the Flame to Retain Boomer Nurses

Pitt County Memorial Hospital

This product was provided to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation by the grantee organization, Pitt Memorial Hospital Foundation Inc.

Launched in 2003, Fanning the Flame was a three-day program conducted annually at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in rural eastern North Carolina as part of its Wisdom at Work project.

The case study describes the intensive initiative designed to re-engage experienced nurses through creating a new resource for intergenerational knowledge transfer. It shows how a hospital can cost effectively engage a targeted group of valuable employees in ways the benefit the entire organization.