Welcome to the American Hospital Association special podcast series, #JustLead, a look at how hospitals and health systems that have been recognized with awards for innovation, collaboration and health equity are transforming health care to better serve their communities.
Today we are joined by an honoree of the AHA 2022 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, Jefferson Health in Philadelphia. Here to share their story with us is Dr. Sandra Brooks, executive vice president, chief community health officer and chief medical officer for the Center City Division at Jefferson Health.
Carolyn Boone Lewis was a tireless advocate for equity in health care. She was also the first African-American and first hospital trustee to serve as board chair of the American Hospital Association. The ACA acknowledges her lasting contributions with the Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care award presented annually to recognize the outstanding efforts among hospitals and health care systems to advance equity of care to all patients and spread lessons learned and progress towards diversity, inclusion and health equity.