AMMP is an organization open to all Partners employees who are committed to the advancement, retention, recruitment and development of multicultural professionals into leadership roles within the Partners organization. The origins of AMMP began at MGH in the early 1990’s where it was formerly known as the MGH Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee (MRRC). The MRRC issued a report that analyzed the MGH environment, employment statistics, and efforts to diversify its staff. MRRC recommended creating a task force to focus on, and improve upon, the underutilization of minority employees throughout the organization. The task force evolved into AMMP. The MGH chapter was established in 1992.
In 1997, the BWH Employee Diversity Awareness Committee (EDAC), charged with providing cultural, environmental, and professional support for BWH employees, expanded its focus to encompass educational and advancement opportunities for BWH’s growing diverse hospital community. In May 1998, under the leadership of George Kaye, Director for Learning and Diversity, the AMMP BWH chapter was established.
AMMP seeks to achieve its mission in many ways, including, offering educational scholarships to employees seeking formal skills and training to advance professionally within Partners; sponsoring job fairs and educational seminars for continued professional growth; creating networking opportunities through career fairs; developing mentoring programs; and, raising awareness about AMMP through social and informational events throughout the hospital.
AMMP has had many successes over the years and aims to do even more in the future. Toward this end, AMMP seeks to increase its membership at BWH. We are looking for other opportunities to raise awareness about AMMP and to continue to be a conduit for the advancement of multicultural individuals throughout this institution.AMMP is a volunteer employee network organization made up of employees from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Partners Health Care system and its entities.