HealthForce Partners Launched!

On June 14, healthcare, education, and workforce development executives from the Northern San Joaquin Valley launched a new partnership to grow the local healthcare workforce.

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Dr. Anitra Williams, Director of Nursing Operations at St. Joseph’s Medical Center – Dignity Health, describes a new RN pathway pilot program at the June 14 Executives Council meeting.

The partnership, known as HealthForce Partners Northern San Joaquin Valley, addresses the talent needs of healthcare employers and the employment needs of community residents. Working together, the partners identify healthcare workforce gaps and develop new ways to address them.

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“Make It Happen” Team Drafts RN Pipeline Plans

Responding to a regional crisis supply of registered nurses, a group of innovative healthcare and education leaders convened in March to draft plans for a pilot nursing pipeline program.

Convened by Dr. Anitra Williams, Director of Nursing Operations at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, the group has drafted a concrete plan to help high school students enrolled at Stockton Unified School District’s Health Careers Academy make the transition to nursing.

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