At White Plains Hospital, we are committed to championing diversity, promoting equity, and nurturing inclusion within the realm of healthcare. Our mission is driven by an unwavering belief in the fundamental rights of all individuals to receive respectful, compassionate, and comprehensive healthcare services regardless of their background, identity, or circumstances.
We pledge to create an environment where diversity is not only acknowledged but celebrated as a source of strength, enriching our collective knowledge and fostering innovative approaches to patient care, research, and education. By valuing the unique perspectives and experiences that each person brings, we strive to create a healthcare landscape that reflects the rich tapestry of humanity.
DIVERSITY STEERING COMMITTEE
White Plains Hospital’s cross-departmental Diversity Steering Committee, consisting of members from all levels of leadership, meets every other week to discuss priorities, review progress being made by subcommittees, and present its findings to the Hospital’s senior leadership team once a month.
Those subcommittees’ duties include, but are not limited to:
- Developing dashboard(s) and reporting tools for analysis of demographic and DEI data to identify priority initiatives
- Identifying all in need of education around Health Equity and DEI, and establishing programs and scheduling sessions to address those needs
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) support employees and the organization by creating a safe and supportive space for employees from underrepresented groups, promoting connection and understanding between different groups, and fostering a sense of community and allyship across the organization.
The mission of the LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group (LGBTQ+ ERG) is to support those employees who identify as LGBTQ+ or are allies. The ERG advances the understanding of inclusion of employees with a common background, set of interests and/or goals and will strive to create an environment where employees feel valued, included, and empowered. Members of the ERG will support and encourage each other through shared experiences, recruitment, career development, outward engagement, professional growth, and retention.
The mission of the Military, Veterans & Supporters Employee Resource Group (MVS ERG) is to support those employees currently serving in the military (i.e. Guard/Reserves), as well as Veterans. The MVS advances the understanding of inclusion of employees with a common background, set of interests and/or goals and will strive to create an environment where employees feel valued, included, and empowered. Members of the MVS will support and encourage each other through shared experiences, veteran recruitment, career development, outward engagement, professional growth, and retention.
The mission of the Women in Healthcare Employee Resource Group (WIH ERG) is to raise awareness of women’s issues and the contribution of women to White Plains Hospital, particularly as they relate to women working in healthcare settings. The ERG supports the unique, evolving needs of women through their lifespan and helps them achieve their personal and professional goals. WIH encourages networking, career mobility, mentorship, and engagement opportunities amongst women at WPH.
The Refugee Resettlement Employees Resource Group strives to create a community of common interests for all staff hired through the Refugee Resettlement Program and their allies. Bringing the diversity of resettlement employees’ home cultures to the workplace, the ERG is a safe place for employees to be empowered to identify, discuss and proactively plan solutions to issues of acculturation to new living communities and to a work environment in a new country. The ERG fosters respect and supports the customs that are important to each employee’s ability to be successful and thrive in all ways. The ERG is a confidential place to raise and address the unique issues associated with resettlement and employment into a new country. Anyone interested is welcome to join.
We actively work to diversify our workforce, including leadership positions at all levels. We will implement equitable hiring, promotion, development, and retention practices that foster an inclusive workplace culture, and work with several community partners to help us achieve this: