November 9, 2017
TriHealth announced it has set specific new goals to increase the organization’s leadership diversity and supply chain spending with minority, women and veterans as part of its long-term commitment to diversity and inclusion, according to Mark C. Clement, President and CEO.
The step builds on a 2020 Call to Action unveiled by Clement on behalf of the region’s health systems this spring at the South Central Ohio Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium. The Call to Action is intended to build on the encouraging progress to date by health systems in increasing spending with minority contractors to address workforce diversity – with regional health systems spending $80-90 million more with minority partners annually than in 2010.
“We recognize that while we’ve made progress in recent years, more needs to be done,” said Clement. “As an industry, we’re committed to dramatically improving the number and percentage of minority physicians practicing in this area, increasing minorities and women in leadership in our respective institutions, and committing additional spending in support minority and women-owned firms.”
TriHealth Sets 2020 Diversity Goals
- Because TriHealth’s mission is to serve the larger community, the plan calls for the organization to mirror the rich diversity of Greater Cincinnati in its leadership, employed physician population and supplier relationships. Following are key goals set in the TriHealth plan:Improve executive and board leadership diversity by 5%
- Increase minority representation in our employed physician population from 24% to 29% of total physicians
- Broaden diverse supplier relationships with minority, women and veteran-owned businesses by 60%
Goals Posted on TriHealth.com
TriHealth will post additional details regarding its diversity and inclusion goals, and tracking its progress publicly on TriHealth.com.
“As one of the region’s largest employers, we’re equally committed to being transparent by reporting our progress as we work to achieve these goals,” Clement said. “This level of transparency will help keep the issue of workforce and supplier diversity at the forefront within our organization and the healthcare industry, and I would encourage others to consider doing the same.”