This award recognizes Dignity Health’s impact and commitment to creating a diverse healthcare workforce that reflects the distinct communities we serve.
SANTA CRUZ, CA, February 5, 2024 — Dignity Health announced today that it has been recognized for the second consecutive year as one of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024 by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group. This survey of over 220,000+ individuals included representation at over 1.5 million companies in America.
The esteemed list features the top large and mid-size companies recognized by their employees, via an anonymous online survey, for genuinely respecting and valuing individuals from different walks of life.
“Dignity Health has long been dedicated to creating a workplace that values equity and inclusion,” shares Julie J. Sprengel, California Region President, CommonSpirit Health. “By fostering diversity within our workforce, we are better equipped to meet the needs of the unique communities we serve."
Many different genders, races, nationalities, sexual orientations and identities are represented at Dignity Health hospitals and clinics, but the focus and commitment around diversity is more than that. Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) ensures everyone has the opportunity to be involved, developed, empowered, and trusted by Dignity Health.
Being recognized on Newsweek's list underscores Dignity Health's belief that a diverse workforce brings a variety of perspectives, leading to innovative solutions and better outcomes for both employees and patients. Some of our proudest achievements include:
- Dignity Health hospitals have been recognized by the Healthcare Equity Index (HEI), a program of the Human Rights Campaign. The HEI is the nation’s foremost benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.
- CommonSpirit Health has entered into a historic 10-year, $100 million dollar partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine that will increase development of Black and minority physicians by ensuring that a minimum of 300 additional underrepresented providers complete their residency training. Three new residency programs are under development in Dignity Health’s California Region.
- Dignity Health prioritizes cultural competency training for all employees to provide care that is highly sensitive to the concerns of those who are marginalized.
“Diversity is a widely discussed topic – and it remains a crucial factor as people look for an employer or a business partner. Newsweek and market-data research firm Plant-A Insights are proud to introduce “America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2024,” highlighting companies that are committed to offering diverse and inclusive work environment,” shared Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief for Newsweek.
About Dignity Health
Dignity Health is a multi-state nonprofit network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 acute care hospitals, and 400-plus care-centers, including community hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. Dignity Health is a part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit health system committed to advancing health for all people and dedicated to serving the common good. For more information, please visit our website at www.DignityHealth.org.