The Stevens Healthcare Educational Partnership Receives Grant from the State of New Jersey

Grant will help provide education and training to urban medical centers and hospitals

3/30/2011

Hoboken, NJ – For the fourth consecutive cycle in three years, the Stevens Healthcare Educational Partnership (SHEP) has received a major grant from the State of New Jersey to provide education and training to urban medical centers and hospitals.

This newest grant will fund workforce development efforts for the next quarter, with more funding likely given the continued success of the Stevens and State of NJ partnership and initiatives. It is the largest award from The Department of Labor and Workforce Development granted this year, and will support training in Newark and other New Jersey urban areas.

“Through this partnership, our entire organization has experienced many positive benefits at our medical centers throughout the state. Critical help has been provided in such areas as Project Management, Strategic Leadership and Communication, Quality in HealthCare Management, Organizational Development and Business Communications,” states Bea Anzur, Vice President for Human Resource Development for The Saint Barnabas Health Care System, New Jersey’s largest healthcare employer with close to 20,000 employees. “True to our motto, A Legacy of Excellence, SBHCS believes training is the engine that keeps our employees skilled, productive and ultimately gainfully employed. It is for that reason that the partnership with Stevens – the leader in healthcare leadership education in the state – has been of such critical value, demonstrated every day.”

Education provided by Stevens faculty under the direction of Dr. Don Lombardi, Industry Professor and Director of SHEP will extend to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center – which is also a satellite site for Stevens courses – and four other major medical centers across the state. The State of New Jersey has provided over $1.7 million dollars in this effort to Stevens which has provided training to New Jersey hospitals representing a commercial value of more than $7 million dollars.

“The Stevens Healthcare Educational Partnership continues to grow as it is a natural confluence of our state’s most progressive healthcare organizations and the leader in innovative education,” says Dr. Lombardi. “As summer approaches, we look forward to our Stevens Scholars and other members of our community continuing their participation in SHEP in full flourish, helped mightily by the momentum of this latest commitment from our state.”

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