Partners HealthCare is currently working with College for America, (CfA) of Southern New Hampshire University. CfA is an innovative, new, online competency-based educational program that offers a unique educational experience to working adults through partnerships with employers. CfA currently offers an associate's degree in business and was recently approved to offer bachelor's degrees in health care management and communication.

Director of Workforce Development at Partners M.J. Ryan spoke with Bloomberg Businessweek and the Associated Press recently about Partners' current involvement with CfA. She also said that Partners is working with the organization to develop a health care certificate program for non-clinical workers.

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