Edward-Elmhurst Health’s mission is to advance the health of our communities.
We are DRIVEN to create a culture in which all races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, physical abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds are able to meet, share, learn and flourish in an accepting environment.
By creating platforms and opportunities that allow us to come together, we can begin to know and understand each other. And through better understanding, we can more effectively meet the needs of our diverse patients and deliver on our mission.
Be sure to check out a thoughtful blog by EEH system CEO and an inspiring video on what diversity means to people within our organization.
The foundation of our diverse workplace
Our D.R.I.V.E.N. values of Determination, Respect, Integrity, Vision, Excellence and Nurturing form the foundation of our inclusive and diverse workplace.
We believe that in order to foster Respect, everyone should be treated with dignity. To deliver Excellence, patients must be at the center of the experience. Our patients are distinct and our workforce should represent that diversity. And to focus on our Vision, we must foster a mindset that emphasizes collaboration.
These values and others can only be met by encouraging a diverse and inclusive working environment for our employees. A diverse workforce nurtures an atmosphere of open discussion and diversity of thought, creating better outcomes for our patients.
How we encourage a diverse working environment
It is our shared responsibility to take care of our patients and each other, to build an environment where each person is valued and can grow.
To meet this goal, our approach to diversity focuses on three main objectives:
- Promoting an inclusive work environment through training, education and creating platforms for awareness and discussion.
- Utilizing data of our employees, patients and communities to identify and address disparities.
- Increasing representation of diverse candidates in Governance and Management to reflect the communities we serve.
Edward-Elmhurst Health is proud to have won a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Diversity award by Ragan Communications for our commitment to a culture of diversity and acceptance at EEH. Check it out!
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