Information for New Employees

Welcome to Sheppard Pratt Health System! We have been providing quality mental health services in inpatient settings, general hospitals, outpatient clinics, doctors’ offices, psychosocial rehab programs, schools, nursing homes, rehab facilities, and workplaces for more than 125 years. We look forward to the contribution you will make to our organization!

Please click here to access your new hire paperwork.

New Employee Orientation

Welcome to the Sheppard Pratt team – we’re excited to have you on board! All employees participate in New Employee Orientation when beginning their careers at Sheppard Pratt. It’s a great chance to learn about Sheppard Pratt, and to have any questions you have about benefits, policies, and life at Sheppard Pratt answered.

New Employee Orientation, hosted at The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt, is held on select Thursdays and is a day-long program. 

What to know in advance:

  • Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. Orientation begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. 
  • Unless you are instructed otherwise, free parking is available in the parking lot directly in front of The Conference Center building. 
  • If you get lost or are running late, please contact Human Resources at 410-938-3364.

What we provide: 

  • You will receive your employee ID badge on your first day. 
  • Light refreshments are available throughout the day including coffee, hot tea, water, granola bars, breakfast bars, and snacks. Vending machines are also available in The Conference Center.
  • Lunch is provided at The Conference Center – please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions at least two days in advance.


Dress for the day is business casual. Shorts, flip flops, tight-fitting clothing, leggings, and revealing clothes are not appropriate during orientation. We recommend bringing layers, as temperatures may fluctuate. 


If you have any questions about the orientation process, please contact the Division of Human Resources at 410-938-3318.

Clinical Orientation for Hospital Employees

If you have been hired for a clinical position in one of our hospitals, you will participate in a mandatory 11-day clinical orientation directly following New Employee Orientation. After hospital clinical orientation, you will go to your assigned unit or program for additional on-the-job training.

Where to go for hospital clinical orientation:

  • Please report to room C-305 in the Central Building in the Towson campus for clinical orientation on Friday at 8:00 a.m.
  • If you get lost or are running late, please call Candace Frazier, clinical education secretary, at 410-938-3510.

What to know in advance:

  • During hospital clinical orientation, please park in the G parking lot for employees. Click here to view a Towson Campus map.
  • We will provide you with a pen and paper, as well as refreshments and snacks throughout orientation.
  • The dress code is business casual; jeans are not permitted. Heels and dress shoes are not suggested. Scrubs or khakis and a plain t-shirt (no bands, logos, etc.) are also acceptable attire. Bring a sweater or jacket in case the room is cool.

We wish you a long and rewarding career with Sheppard Pratt Health System!