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Rhonda Maloney was a single mother of three who was laid off from her job of six years. When her unemployment insurance ended, Rhonda refused to go on welfare – she wanted to work. She was referred to the Partners in Career and Workforce Development program (PCWD), through which she was able to get a job at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Now, Rhonda is working full‐time as an ambulatory practice secretary in the Radiology Ultrasound Department, and she loves it. She is working in a professional setting that she truly enjoys, and moving toward economic self‐sufficiency. Rhonda also took advantage of the many college training programs offered at the hospital, and is preparing to earn a degree in occupational therapy.

Rhonda's experience with PCWD was featured on an episode of "Better Living with Liz Walker." Watch Rhonda’s success story below.

Learn more about Partners Workforce Development programs and see profiles of other employees.

About Workforce Wednesdays

Over the next several months, we’ll share a series of stories featuring outstanding employees from across the Partners HealthCare System. These success stories are shining examples among the 64,000 Partners employees who strive for excellence every day.

At Partners we are deeply committed to providing pathways for our employees that will help them to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our workforce development programs help employees who want to begin or further their college experiences, grow their careers in science and health care, become an American citizen, or improve their understanding of the English language. These efforts help to develop a well prepared, engaged, and diverse group of workers that reflects the richness of the neighborhoods and patients our hospitals serve.