2015 Frontline Worker Champion: Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health

Employing more than 2,700 people, Jersey City Medical Center is the second largest employer in New Jersey’s Hudson County and recently joined the largest Healthcare System in New Jersey, Barnabas Health. In recognition of their high participation rates and generous workforce development opportunities, Jersey City Medical Center has been selected as a 2015 Career STAT Frontline Worker Champion.

At Jersey City Medical Center, all full-time and part time employees qualify for tuition reimbursement and more than half of Jersey City Medical Center’s frontline employees participated in skill or career development programs last year. Jersey City Medical Center provides training at no cost to employees with an array of grant funded programs including Microsoft, work violence prevention training, customer service development, diversity training, communications training, and free Basic Life Support (BLS) certification programs. Paying employees throughout training, Jersey City Medical Center offers numerous programs during working hours, including its biggest training initiative to date which has trained over 300 employees in telephone etiquette.