Diversity & inclusion: our guiding principles and our journey 

Guiding Principle #1​​​​​​​

We listen to, invite and respect the beliefs, identities and experiences of our patients to deliver culturally sensitive care.

In support of this principle, we aim to:
  • Increase and diversify family representation on boards, committees, advisory groups 

  • Actively invite families to share stories that promote knowledge and sensitivity toward others

  • Collect accurate (REaL) information and set goals to reduce health care disparity

Guiding Principle #2

We embrace vulnerable populations in the community through meaningful partnerships and mission-focused initiatives.

In support of this principle, we aim to:
  • Deepen community partnerships
  • Introduce opportunities for mentoring and scholarships
  • Diversify donor relationships
  • Diversify supplier and vendor relationships

Guiding Principle #3​​​​​​​

We equip and develop  our team members to support an inclusive environment in which we all have the opportunity to contribute.

In support of this principle, we aim to:
  • Strengthen communication skills and respectful interactions across teams and the patient care continuum

  • Prioritize inclusion within all talent management systems

  • Set inclusion targets for leadership program participation

  • Support and guide employee work groups

Guiding Principle #4

We recruit and build talented, diverse teams that reflect the backgrounds, traditions and experiences of the communities we serve.

In support of this principle, we aim to:
  • Introduce job placement programs for vulnerable groups, such as veterans and adults with special abilities

  • Form networking partnerships to diversify our talent pipeline

  • Enable hiring managers to foster and leverage the benefits of an inclusive workforce; the value proposition of a diverse team