Baltimore Alliance for Careers in Healthcare (BACH) is a partnership that brings together stakeholders in the healthcare workforce development system to address the industry’s rapidly changing labor force needs. BACH aims to maximize the healthcare industry’s ability to deliver quality care by developing a collaborative and effective workforce system.

In partnership with area healthcare, nonprofit, philanthropic, government, and educational organizations, we identify employers’ current and projected needs; help education and training organizations adapt to better meet those needs; and ensure that Baltimoreans have access to viable career opportunities in healthcare.

Through our training, coaching, and mentoring services, 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 service to our employer members.
Since our founding in 2005, we have helped employers fill hundreds of positions, including certified nursing assistants, medical assistants, and patient care technicians.

As a BACH member, your organization’s voice will be added to the conversation as we continually examine the needs of our partners and adjust trainings and services as needed. We invite you to join our current healthcare employer member institutions.

Employer Member Institutions Include:

Autumn Healthcare
Catholic Charities / St. Elizabeth Rehabilitation and Nursing Center
Genesis HealthCare
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Johns Hopkins Hospital
LifeBridge Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital
LifeBridge Northwest Hospital
LifeBridge Sinai Hospital
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
MedStar Union Memorial Hospital
Mercy Medical Center
Total Healthcare
University of Maryland Medical Center


Benefits of BACH membership

  • The opportunity to participate as a board member and/or as a member of BACH’s program committee. With this level of involvement, individuals will be provided the opportunity to shape the variety of BACH efforts to recruit and train the workforce
  • Access to BACH-brokered training services for critical healthcare training projects
  • The ability to participate in select grant projects that promote and train incumbent workers and the ability to recruit new employees from the community
  • The ability to train individuals in the culture and skills of your organization
  • The opportunity to share best practices, hear from subject matter experts, and discuss new ways of thinking about the issues facing the vulnerable lower skilled worker

Membership Responsibilities

  • Commitment to BACH mission
  • Commitment to advancing entry- and middle-skill professions
  • Strategic involvement in BACH sponsored programs (i.e., hosting BACH Fellows or apprentices, interviewing successful participants completers for employment opportunities)
  • Identification and support of incumbent healthcare workers who are interested in advancing healthcare career path and referral to BACH-sponsored training programs
  • Sharing of best workforce development and employment practices

We invite you to join us. For more information, please contact Executive Director Karen Heyward-West. | 443-931-3798