Building A Strong Health Care Workforce

Partners HealthCare's commitment to providing access to jobs with family-sustaining wages, excellent benefits, and opportunities for advancement is a foundational principle for Partners’ workforce development programs. Through career pipelines for youth, adult community residents, and current workers, Partners creates employment, training, and educational opportunities for individuals and contributes to the economic health of communities in which they live. To date:

  • Thousands of Partners employees have participated in internal skill development opportunities.
  • More than 425 adult community residents have graduated from our health care training and education program over the past 10 years.
  • More than 450 students each year are employed by Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital (BWFH), Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) during the summer.

Success Stories


Youth

Jennifer TejedaPartners hospitals offer several programs to Boston-area youth who are interested in careers in health care. Jennifer Tejeda, a graduate of the Youth Summer Internship Program at BWH, is pursuing a degree in psychology at Clark University, with the goal of obtaining a masters in public health. Hear from Jennifer and others.


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Community

Laphen WalrondOur commitment to the community isn’t just about physical health; it’s a commitment to engage local residents in creating a healthy place to live, work and learn. Laphen Walrond, a 2009 graduate of the Partners in Career and Workforce Development program, now works at BWH. Hear from Laphen and others.
 

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Our Employees

Patrick MenagedPartners is committed to helping our employees transform their aspirations into reality. We offer programs to help employees advance their personal and professional lives. Patrick Menaged, a Distribution Technician II at Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH), took part in NWH's U.S. Citizenship Program to obtain his citizenship after moving from Haiti in 2001. Hear from Patrick and others.
 

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Partners Workforce Development class attendees

 
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