For Immediate Release

Northwest Hospital and BCPS Celebrate Future Health Care Leaders

Magnet school students get straight to the point at a pinning ceremony.

Baltimore, MD - A recent night in November was filled with pride and excitement as 120 students from Northwest Academy of Health Sciences (NAHS) and Randallstown High School’s Academy of Health Professions took part in a pinning ceremony to signify their participation in an innovative partnership between Northwest Hospital and Baltimore County Public Schools. The unique program is designed provide them with a strong curriculum about health care careers including education about what is required to be successful and experiences with different jobs.

Magnet SchooAwardsFamilies, friends, teachers, school administrators, Northwest Hospital representatives and elected officials were at the NAHS auditorium to support the students. Among the speakers were Dr. Katrina Webster, principal of NAHS, Mr. Aubrey Brown, principal of Randallstown High school and Brian White, executive vice president of LifeBridge Health, who encouraged the young people to find their passions in a field that truly changes lives.

“These students are the future of health care as tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. Northwest Hospital wants to mentor, inspire and help them become doctors, nurses, pharmacists, technicians and researchers with a passion for their careers,” adds White.

After the speakers, the students received their pins and asked someone who meant a lot to them to put it onto the blue shirts they were wearing. Those shirts were especially created for the students participating in this program. Students begin the program in sixth grade and continue through high school…and in some cases into college.

After the formal ceremony, everyone gathered to take pictures and selfies to mark the occasion and share their hopes for the future.

Earlier in the day, a big banner was unfurled at Randallstown High School to let everyone know about the partnership between Baltimore County Public Schools and Northwest Hospital.  Mr. White joined school leaders and community partners for the unveiling.

This is the second year of the program which was created by Northwest Hospital and Baltimore County Public Schools. A magnet program focusing on health care was already in place at the Randallstown High School Academy of Health Professions so the new curriculum expanded on that. NAHS students who complete the middle school program are guaranteed a spot in the high school program.



Helene King