The Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (BACH) is a nonprofit workforce intermediary that connects healthcare employers to qualified job candidates. We collaborate with area healthcare, nonprofit, philanthropic, government, and educational organizations to provide sustainable solutions to the city’s significant workforce challenges.
We offer a pipeline of current healthcare workers who are ready to move to higher-skill positions and others who are well-prepared to begin their careers in healthcare.
How it Works
As the only area nonprofit with a specialization in the healthcare workforce, we lead an alliance of institutions that prepare residents for living-wage jobs and a career in the field. The collective input of healthcare institutions provides insights into current employment needs in the field as well as the specific needs of each entity.
BACH connects program participants with the funding, training, apprenticeship, and coaching opportunities to meet these needs. As employer needs change, our small but nimble staff are able to adjust programming as required.
With more than 15 years of experience in healthcare workforce development, BACH has helped employers fill hundreds of positions including patient transporters, phlebotomists, lab technicians, and clinical nurses.
Our programs to expand the healthcare workforce and prepare workers to move up from jobs to careers would not be possible without the help of our partners and collaborating organizations.
The BACH Experience
The Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare is a valued partner. Their ability to prepare area residents meet our healthcare workforce needs is exceptional!
Manager, Workforce Development, LifeBridge Health
We love BACH Fellows. They do an outstanding job. We can’t wait to get them.
Joy Burke RN, MSN, CCRN
Education Specialist, Good Samaritan Hospital
The BACH Fellows program is more than just a summer job – I try to give the students skills they will use throughout their lifetime.
Transport Manager, Good Samaritan Hospital
Now that I have completed the LPN apprenticeship program and I’m working as an LPN, I know I am capable of anything.
Shakera Watford, LPN
Franklin Woods Center
My first job when I arrived in the U.S. was as a cashier at a gas station. In the apprenticeship program I learned about hospital cleaning, prepared to be a good leader, and gained a better understanding of the American workforce culture.
Environmental Care Supervisor, Johns Hopkins Hospital
The apprenticeship program in many ways has become a steppingstone for me to establish a career in healthcare.
Surgical Technologist, University of Maryland Medical Center
During the BACH Fellows program, I was exposed to a group of peers who share my career goals. I networked with professionals from many areas of healthcare.
Students who have participated in the BACH Fellows program have not only grown in their knowledge and readiness for healthcare careers but have also developed job readiness and skills that will serve them no matter what career path they take. BACH is cultivating leaders.
Career Readiness/CTE Manager, Baltimore City Public Schools
Take the Next Step
To learn more about how your healthcare institution can partner with BACH and expand your pipeline of qualified job candidates, please contact: Karen Heyward-West Executive Director Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare