Dr. Charles E. Sanders Jr., vice president for medical education and research for Mount Carmel Health, has been chosen as the Father Basil Anthony Moreau Executive Diversity and Inclusion Champion of the Year by CHE Trinity Health, the health care system which includes Mount Carmel.
"I am extremely humbled to have received this award," he said. "It represents many issues about which I am passionate. I believe it's important to create an inclusive atmosphere in medical education."
In his nomination, Dr. Richard Streck, executive vice president and chief clinical operations officer for Mount Carmel, focused on Sanders' commitment to increase the overall quality of Mount Carmel's medical residency program, while maintaining the diversity of the residents. He also recognized Sanders' mentor-ship and collaboration efforts across many different platforms.
"Dr. Sanders has provided tremendous leadership," Streck said. "His commitment to diversity and inclusion strengthens our programs and empowers future leaders in the medical field."
The Moreau award recognizes an individual who demonstrates a commitment and forethought in developing unique and creative programs and resources for inclusion of all colleagues and patients.