Central Region Healthcare Consortium

The Central Region Healthcare Industry Consortium is a collaboration of employers, area education and training providers and the public workforce system including the MassHire North Central Workforce Board and Career Center, MassHire Central Region Workforce Board, and the State Division of Apprenticeship.

The Consortium meets throughout the year and develops and implements strategies to increase training opportunities and the hiring of a qualified workforce to fill critical healthcare positions in various healthcare occupations including: Nursing, CNA, Home Health Aide, Mental Health workers, substance use counselors and direct support professionals.

Advocacy for higher reimbursement rates and cost cutting programs is a high priority.

Members include:

  • UMass Memorial Hospital
  • Health Alliance Hospital System
  • Heywood Hospital
  • Mount Wachusett Community College
  • Quinsigimund Community College
  • Worcester State University
  • Worcester Public Schools
  • The Fieldstone School
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Fairlawn Rehabilitation
  • Gardner Visiting Nurses Association
  • Sunrise of Leominster
  • Genesis Healthcare
  • Nashoba Valley Health Center
  • Christopher House
  • Salmon Healthcare
  • Oriel Healthcare
  • Athena Healthcare
  • Notre Dame Healthcare
  • The Overlook
  • The Meadows