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2021 Martin Luther King Day Town Hall

Watch the full MLK Day celebration Town Hall from January 19th. Mark Clement, President & CEO of TriHealth, Jeremiah Kirkland, Interim Chief Diversity Officer, Jill Miller, President Bethesda, Inc. and the DEI dream team, Devona Stripling, Darneesha Figgs and Briana Whitlow, led a panel discussion on what MLK's legacy means to them personally, and shared the direction the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion team will embark on in 2021.

Click here to watch the full Town Hall or here to watch the highlights video of the MLK Day celebration.

TriHealth earns “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer” Designation in Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index

TriHealth announced their “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation was awarded in the 12th edition of HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). A record 765 health care facilities actively participated in the HEI 2020 survey. Of those included in the HEI, 193 earned an “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer” designation.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion: Highlights from the Forum on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

TriHealth leaders and team members gathered on Thursday, February 20, 2020 to take in the wisdom of our luminary board members as they participated in a Forum on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Mark Clement and Reverend Frank Nation kicked off the forum with an introduction and reflection that reminded us that diversity, equity and inclusion is a cornerstone of who we are at TriHealth; one put in place by our founders.

Mardia Shands, Chief Diversity Officer and Director, Diversity, Inclusion and Language Services, moderated a panel of current and former board members, Sister Sally Duffy, Bob Collins, MD, Mark Walton, and Clark Handy. The panelists spoke passionately to how their lives were impacted by the principles of diversity and inclusion, how to be allies, and how to tie operational outcomes to diversity, equity and inclusion in order to move an organization from good to great.

Read the full article here.

TriHealth Sponsors HealthFORCE Event

TriHealth HealthFORCE

TriHealth was this year’s presenting sponsor at the HealthFORCE event on October 4 at Great Wolf Lodge; an event specifically designed to expose high school students to careers in healthcare as well as careers in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields. This year’s event included nearly 600 students from 25 schools from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. TriHealth's support of this event not only allows us to educate high schoolers on healthcare careers, but also helps in building a diverse workforce pipeline to fulfill in-demand positions across the region.

Team members from Diversity & Inclusion, Talent Acquisition, Bethesda Butler Surgical Team and Good Samaritan Hospital School of Nursing represented TriHealth at the event. Our Bethesda Butler team members attended the event to showcase perioperative healthcare careers with a focus on the field of surgical technology. A sample operating room back table set-up was on display for the students to see and interact with, plus a giant Operation game was available for the students to play to gain enthusiasm and enhance the fun!

According to our HealthFORCE survey over 73 percent of students said they are now more likely to pursue a healthcare career due to HealthFORCE and listed TriHealth as one of the organizations where they’d like to apply.

TriHealth Recognized by DiversityInc.

TriHealth Diversity Inc. Top 11TriHealth has once again been recognized as one of the Top 11 Hospitals and Health Systems in the nation.

This DiversityInc. distinction is awarded to organizations based on four key areas of diversity management:

  • Talent Pipeline: Workforce breakdown, recruitment and diameter of existing talent
  • Talent Development: Employee resource groups, mentoring, philanthropy, movement and fairness
  • Leadership Accountability: Responsible for results, personal communications and visibility
  • Supplier Diversity: Spend with companies owned by people from underrepresented groups, accountability and support

This award highlights our mission to serve the larger community – mirroring the rich diversity of Greater Cincinnati in our leadership, employed physician population and supplier relationships.

In 2017 TriHealth set a series of bold goals in order to keep the issue of workforce and supplier diversity at the forefront of the healthcare industry and encourage systems to be more deliberate about promoting diversity across the organization. Our goal was to increase our minority/women/veteran owned supplier partnerships by 54 percent and increasing our annual minority business spend to $20M. As of April 2019, we are on track to reach these goals – with over 160 percent progress toward our goal and increasing our spend from $12.5M to +$24.5M.

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