Healthcare organizations are in the business of well-being. Yet most leaders would admit the industry did not openly or productively discuss the impact of racism and racial inequality on the quality of American lives until 2020.
COVID-19 and the summer of unrest revealed how many Americans often live and die in ways greatly dictated by the color of their skin and status. In healthcare, the directive to diversify workplaces is urgent and essential in improving patient trust and outcomes.
Watch the Oct 19th conversation as we gathered some of the country's most progressive industry leaders to learn how they're creating safe work environments and more effective patient care. These leaders shared how they’re tackling difficult conversations and holding themselves, their boards and their employees accountable to making change.
Mark Clement, President and Chief Executive Officer, TriHealth
Ceci Connolly, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alliance of Community Health Plans
Dr. Joanne Conroy, Chief Executive Officer and President, Dartmouth-Hitchcock and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health
Dr. Tamarah Duperval-Brownlee, Senior Vice President and Chief Community Impact Officer, Ascension
Carladenise Edwards, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer, Henry Ford Health System
Suresh Gunasekaran, Chief Executive Officer, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Dr. Tom Sequist, Chief Patient Experience and Equity Officer, Mass General Brigham
Nicole Thomas, President, Baptist Medical Center South
Aurora Aguilar, Editor, Modern Healthcare
Steven Ross Johnson, Reporter, Modern Healthcare