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rendering of new buildingNorthwest Hospital knows its neighbors!

Northwest Hospital is not the kind of place that waits for patients to walk in the door. Through outreach efforts and community partnerships, this hospital knows its neighbors and takes a proactive role in their health and wellbeing.

Not only does Northwest keep the people of Randallstown and the Liberty Road communities healthy and safe, but with 1,600 employees, it’s also one of the largest employers in Baltimore County.

The just announced multi-phase expansion of the hospital’s campus is a significant private investment in our county that will transform the area of Liberty and Old Court Roads and the entire corridor.

It starts with an aging office building that has been transformed into a modern urgent care center and medical offices. The opening of the Liberty Center building launches a multi-million dollar campus expansion that will bring new jobs, improved service and more convenient health and wellness options to the community.  Plans include additional buildings with an integrated design, landscaping and art to unify and revitalize the campus.

photo of County Executive Kamenetz and Northwest CEO Brian WhiteIt’s the kind of investment that won’t just sustain, but will improve the quality of life in this community. Northwest Hospital recognizes that businesses have a responsibility to the communities they serve.

We need more corporate leaders like LifeBridge Health and Northwest Hospital. We are fortunate that this award-winning institution calls our county home.

Fronda Cohen
Baltimore County Office of Communications

workplace photo with video linkAn American Success Story

“I can’t tell you how great it felt to walk across that stage in front of my friends and family to accept a certificate in a field that gives me such gratification,” said Nakia Britton after completing her medical assistance training at Fortis Institute. The journey started at the Hunt Valley American Job Center, where Career Resource Specialist Cathy Schweigman connected Nakia to resources she needed to get her certificate, all the while providing guidance and encouragement. 

Providing a motivated talent pool of well-trained workers is job one for economic and workforce development in Baltimore County. Listening to the real needs of both employers and workers helps build a positive cycle of economic success.  When companies are successful, they offer more opportunities and add more jobs.   

Baltimore County’s American Job Centers in Eastpoint, Hunt Valley and Randallstown are where good jobs meet good workers. Watch this short video to see these partnerships in action.

Nakia recently accepted a full time position at University of Maryland Orthopedic Associates. 

Bryan Dunn
Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development

'Reinventing Myself'

image of ACE workshopBaltimore County is leading a national workforce innovation program that is a game changer in connecting job seekers to employers. Baltimore County was awarded this highly competitive $11.8 million grant from the Department of Labor called Accelerating Connections to Employment (ACE).

This four-state, nine-site initiative is demonstrating results here and across the country.   

One of these nine sites is right here at home. Baltimore County is partnering with the Community College of Baltimore County to connect businesses with a steady flow of newly-trained workers for in-demand careers. The County has found that the earlier employers connect with the ACE team, the better their chance of securing quality candidates.

Businesses like WPM Realty are seeing that the ACE Program is an effective way to get involved and fill key job openings. Linda Goldberg, Human Resourse Director at WPM, explains how they’ve used the program to grow their business: “Through ACE, we’ve had incredible success getting qualified job candidates to build our team.” 

Watch The ACE Program video about the amazing talent base Baltimore County has to offer. 


Revised April 6, 2016