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The ongoing struggle for Northern Light Health is recruiting and retaining providers willing to live and work in Maine’s most remote regions.
Denver Health has been treating and healing the people of Denver, Colorado for more than 160 years. Denver Health provides health care services to one in three residents of the metropolitan area. Many of its patients have complex health care and social needs, including the uninsured, people experiencing poverty, people living with substance use disorder, pregnant teens, victims of violence, people experiencing homelessness, and victims of trauma.
As a Metropolitan Anchor Hospital (MAH), MLK Community Healthcare cis guided by the belief that all patients – no matter their insurance status – deserve access to high-quality primary and specialty care services.
Sinai Chicago comprises a network of four hospitals, more than 15 community clinics, a community institute, and a nationally recognized research institute that all serve communities on Chicago's West and Southwest sides.
University Health (UH), formerly known as Truman Medical Centers, is the non-profit successor to the public hospitals of Kansas City, Missouri, and Jackson County, Missouri. With two acute care hospitals and more than 70 primary and specialty clinics, University Health employs more than 4,500 highly trained individuals.
This is a comprehensive example of a Hospital's Action Plan providing recordings, handouts, and the plan itself. An action plan with a focus on DEI results in a an organization dedicated to the goals of fostering a more equitable workplace. A finalized action plan results in goals to move forward in practice, in one case committing to employee-led resource groups.
This pamphlet is an example of an active DEI initiative at a health organization.
Throughout its long history, Cone Health’s mission has been to meet its community’s evolving health care needs, including on the equity, diversity and inclusion front. Today, all its physicians with privileges are required to complete continuing medical education (CME) pertaining to the social and racial influences of health care.