The #teamMHSflorida Promise of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Memorial Healthcare System is on a mission to be recognized as a healthcare leader committed to equitable outcomes and a culture of belonging for all people. We aspire to integrate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) as an essential component in realizing our goals to provide culturally competent, patient- and family-centered healthcare.
“We launched the DEI office in January 2021 with the goal of working toward diverse, equitable and inclusive spaces for everyone,” says Vanessa Nazario, Corporate Director and Chief Diversity Officer. “I’m thrilled that in just our first year, we were able to adopt and implement a strategic road map that has helped us achieve several of our key initiatives. It’s also been exciting to hear our own employees’ appreciation for Memorial’s commitment to DEI and the work that we’ve undertaken.”
Memorial defines diversity as who we are, an outstanding collective of caregivers representing various cultures, beliefs, backgrounds, and life experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we seek to nurture a sense of belonging and to attract, develop, advance and retain diverse employees. We are also proud to offer Veteran’s Preference to former military, reservists and military spouses, including widows and widowers.
Our DEI team is intentional about creating an inclusive environment in which our diversity is celebrated and respected, so each of us is empowered to heal the body, mind and spirit of those we touch. We are also committed to addressing institutional health inequities, so that our patients receive equitable care with the opportunity to attain their full health potential.
DEI has a positive impact on our service vision of “Deeper Caring. Smarter Healthcare.” Join us as we reach new milestones on our journey to a place where everyone can feel safe and valued, knowing they belong.