2014 Frontline Health Care Worker Champion: The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System

Headquartered in Baltimore and one of Maryland’s largest employers, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System (JHHS) is a $5 billion integrated global health enterprise and a leading healthcare system in the United States. Among its many accolades, The Johns Hopkins Hospital is the only hospital to have ranked #1 in the nation for 21 years in a row from U.S. News & World Report.

Johns Hopkins’ Project REACH (Resources and Education for the Advancement of Careers at Hopkins) began in 2004 as an 18-month incumbent worker career acceleration grant designed to develop the skills and knowledge of employees to fill vacant healthcare occupations and meet urgent skills shortages. Today, the program is sustained by 100 percent institutional support from JHHS, and it has evolved to become a comprehensive support network, addressing barriers and supporting academic and professional advancement.