Stevens Healthcare Educational Partnership Receives Largest Healthcare Workforce Development Grant in New Jersey History

2/27/2013

Hoboken, N.J. – The Stevens Healthcare Education Partnership (SHEP) has received a workforce development grant for $753,600 to provide training and education to the leading healthcare organizations in New Jersey.

SHEP works to build the state’s healthcare education infrastructure by implementing long-term educational programs within partner New Jersey healthcare organizations, advancing the knowledge of healthcare providers and medical professionals in critical areas of management, including patient care, staff and organizational development, and technical skills.

The $753,600 grant will fund workforce development partnerships at: Barnabas Health, New Jersey’s largest healthcare system in the state; Visiting Nurse Association Health Group (VNAHG), New Jersey’s largest home care system; Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC), Stevens’ hometown hospital; and CentraState Health System, a state leader in both medical care and services for the aging.

The particular emphasis of the grant is to assist these four healthcare organizations in advancing their workforces in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. It will also continue educational and employee development programs implemented by SHEP across the state over the past six years and informed by the research of Stevens faculty members and students. Finally, it will support internships for Stevens students within SHEP partner organizations.

"With this exemplary combination of the state's healthcare leaders, no doubt we will prove that ‘Jersey Strong’ isn't just cheap talk when it comes to Garden State healthcare,” said Dr. Don Lombardi, SHEP director and industry professor of healthcare at Stevens.

SHEP is consistently recognized by the New Jersey government for its outstanding leadership in state-wide healthcare education. The organization received a $175,000 state grant in 2012 and a $250,000 state grant in 2011. With the latest financing, investment in SHEP by the state over the past six years surpasses $3 million. 

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Stevens Institute of TechnologyThe Innovation University®, is a premier, private research university situated in Hoboken, N.J. overlooking the Manhattan skyline. Founded in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research programs for more than 140 years. Within the university’s three schools and one college, more than 6,100 undergraduate and graduate students collaborate with more than 350 faculty members in an interdisciplinary, student-centric, entrepreneurial environment to advance the frontiers of science and leverage technology to confront global challenges. Stevens is home to three national research centers of excellence, as well as joint research programs focused on critical industries such as healthcare, energy, finance, defense and STEM education. The university is the fastest-rising college in the U.S. News & World Report ranking of the best national universities, and it is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on investment for students, career services programs, and mid-career salaries of alumni. Stevens is in the midst of a 10-year strategic plan, The Future. Ours to Create., designed to further extend the Stevens legacy to create a forward-looking and far-reaching institution with global impact.