"Mount Carmel's promise to provide people-centered care is certainly about providing high-quality medical care, but it's more than that. It's about truly understanding the people we serve—knowing what's important to them emotionally, culturally, spiritually—so we can offer them care that means the most to them. It's not just serving our communities but being part of them. And that starts with having a diverse workforce that reflects those we serve."
- Claus von Zychlin, President and CEO of Mount Carmel Health System
As human beings, we're all the same. As individuals, we're different. And different is good, because differences provide us with perspective, and perspective adds depth and breadth to our lives and our work.
That's the definition of diversity. It's everything about us that's the same and everything about us that's different. And at Mount Carmel, we value perspective and appreciate the roles diversity and inclusion play in fulfilling our mission and providing excellent relationship-centered care. We are committed, through our ministry Mission, Core Values, Vision and Guiding Behaviors to building an inclusive healthcare system by:
- Cultivating a welcoming workforce that reflects the diversity of the populations we serve;
- Delivering patient care that is culturally competent and people-centered and;
- Providing community programs and services that reduce health disparities and promote healthy living
That's why we are dedicated to building an inclusive culture that ensures a diverse and welcoming environment for patients, associates, physicians and suppliers.
Because at Mount Carmel, diversity is all of us, not some of us.
"When I think of diversity, I think of the beautiful pictures or designs created in a kaleidoscope made up of different shapes, colors and dimensions reflected against a mirror and creating an infinite number of beautiful designs. Each individual brings their unique attributes and are reflected against one another to create a unique organization."
- Chris Browning, Senior Vice President of Human Resources
The purpose of the Diversity Leadership Council is to advise and mentor diversity staff, supporters and Business Resource Groups. The Diversity Leadership Council includes two senior executives and key leadership positions that work closely with the Chief Diversity Officer.
For more information about The Diversity Leadership Council, contact Kelli Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Diversity Leadership Council hosts quarterly meetings which are open to all collagues. The upcoming meetings are:
|Tues., Sept. 8
||3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
||Mount Carmel West - Hospital Auditorium
|Tues., Dec. 8
||3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
||Mount Carmel East - Siegel Center West
Business Resource Groups provide an opportunity:
- To further the mission of Mount Carmel by engaging colleagues who have a passion to serve various vulnerable populations through community outreach.
- For colleagues to engage in specific projects such as recommendations for educational activities or implementing innovative colleague and/or patient programming.
- For our colleagues to have a safe place to grow in their professional and personal development.
For information about meeting dates, times and locations for the Veterans Business Resource Group, please contact Melissa Stacy-Cull at email@example.com or Steve Teaford at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about meeting dates, times and locations for the LGBT Business Resource Group, please contact Jennifer Arthur at email@example.com or Stevo Roksandic at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"People-Centered care requires diverse caregivers that treat every individual just as he or she wants to be treated; at Mount Carmel we are committed to nurturing a workforce that mirrors the community that we serve and values every person's individuality."
- Richard Streck, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Operations Officer
Our cultural and diversity team strives to identify and plan for special needs of patients who are vulnerable due to language barriers, cultural issues or socioeconomic stressors or frailty.