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Dignity Health Global Education (DHGE), the leading healthcare workforce development company, today announced a new partnership with Webster University to deliver credit and non-credit bearing programs in healthcare education.

Through this partnership both institutions will expand their expertise to meet the growing needs of learners serving in the vital area of healthcare. This pairing combines Webster’s global excellence in teaching with Dignity Health’s leading industry insights to provide dynamic, relevant opportunities to individuals working to make a difference in the field of healthcare.

The proposed offerings will build on Webster’s current programs while incorporating DHGE’s industry insights from being part of the largest not-for-profit health system in the U.S. The first program is expected to launch in October 2019.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Webster University, to support our vision to provide academically excellent qualifications, made with industry for industry,” said Andrew Malley Chief Executive Officer, DHGE. “Webster is an outstanding, global, not-for-profit university, offering a student-centered, experience. This aligns wonderfully with DHGE’s vision and values. We are excited to expand, with Webster, access to higher education to healthcare professionals with an industry focused platform underpinned by academic excellence”

“The workforce continues to evolve with changing demands from industry and the introduction of emerging technologies that require new skills,” said Julian Schuster, Webster University’s provost, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President. “Frequently, those pursuing advanced degrees or certificates are already in the workforce but need new skills in order to keep up with job demands. These types of partnerships make it much easier for employees to pursue those
educational goals without creating a significant interruption to their lives or careers.”