With more than two dozen graduates of the Leadership America program, the IHP continues to advance faculty and staff excellence to prepare the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Leadership at the MGH Institute comes in many forms. 

The most visible involves the school’s students, who are educated to become the next generation of healthcare leaders. But what about the people who work with the students, the faculty and staff who play a key role in readying them for their careers? 

That’s where Leadership Women comes in. The national organization, now in its 40th year, has been working with IHP faculty and staff since 2012. Over the past decade, 26 employees have completed the company’s Leadership America program. 

“One of the great things about it was a chance to step outside of the day-to-day and think just about leadership, which is not something you get a chance to do frequently,” said Jessica Bell, the school’s director of library who completed the program in 2016. “It gave me a chance to really be more reflective about my own leadership.” 

Bell was among several IHP program graduates who were on hand March 27 to greet the 2023 cohort who visited campus for the afternoon. Comprised of women from a wide variety of professions both within and outside the health professions – including four from the IHP – it was part of the three-day Boston conference, “Modern Leadership with Historical Context” that also included several meetings at Boston City Hall, meeting state Senator Lydia Edwards, and hearing about the adjacent U.S.S Constitution from the ship’s first female commanding officer, B. J. Farrell.