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Early on in the COVID-19 crisis, we were told that this infectious disease is “the great equalizer.” It knows no geographic boundaries, doesn’t care what your politics are, and kills people from all walks of life. More recently, though, another truth has emerged: People of color, particularly blacks, are far more likely to die from the coronavirus than whites — a stark reminder of the social inequities that plague our society.
We are all experiencing and managing through unprecedented times with fast-paced changes happening across the country in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. As many of you know communities of color are being disproportionately impacted by this pandemic.
Increasing diversity and inclusion on leadership teams and governing boards is more of a focus at healthcare organizations as the U.S. population shifts and companies look for new perspectives.
John W. Rogers Jr., the chairman, c0-CEO and chief investment officer of Ariel Investments, has decades of experience serving in boards, including McDonald’s, Nike and The New York Times Company. He shared compelling insights about how to be an effective director and building cultures of diversity with me and David Reimer, the CEO of Merryck & Co. Americas, an executive mentoring firm.
The Leverage Network, Inc., a membership organization dedicated to advancing diversity and inclusion on the boards of healthcare companies, has established a sponsorship with Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) and international executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles
We recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Diversity in Healthcare campaign where we united with like-minded industry leaders to raise awareness and discuss the current state of diversity in the healthcare field focusing on the number of Blacks
Diversity at the top of an organization translates to how well it will serve different patient populations
Healthcare, like every other sector in our economy, continues to lack diversity in its leadership ranks. Despite decades of talk about this issue, the people in the C-suite and the boardroom remain largely white and male, and do not reflect the patient populations being served.
The unveiling of our first HcBI Cohort event will be held October 11, 2016 at Red Rock Resort, Las Vegas, NV. Minorities represent 32% of the patient population cared for in our hospitals, yet minorities only hold 14% of all hospital board seats, African Americans hold 9% of those seats. How do we change the dynamic? We…