In October 2006, MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital (MGSH) partnered with the Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (BACH) in an initiative that was part of the Jobs to Careers program established by Jobs for the Future. MGSH’s initial cohort of 17 frontline employees successfully completed a certified nursing assistant (CNA) program.
MGSH offers several bridge programs, including reading, math, and basic computer training. Courses are free to employees and provided with partial paid time benefits to participants. MGSH provides transportation from the hospital to attend classes and also offers tutoring services.