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Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and Belonging

At Dignity Health Sacramento, we embrace our diverse community and celebrate our differences.



Diversity and inclusion are central to our mission to serve everyone in our community. Dignity Health’s core values – compassion, inclusion, integrity, excellence, collaboration, stewardship, justice, and excellence – champion a diverse, accepting, and welcoming healing environment. At Dignity Health, we embrace our diverse community and celebrate our differences. We respect human dignity in every interaction with each other and with the individuals and communities we serve.

It is the policy of Dignity Health not to:

  • exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against, any participants, beneficiaries, applicants, and employees, including sensory-impaired persons;
  • do so on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and
  • do so in admission to, participation in, or in receipt of the services and benefits of any of its programs and activities or in employment therein.

We uphold this policy whether carried out by Dignity Health directly or through a contractor or any other entity with whom Dignity Health arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

Dignity Health is a secular health system affiliated with CommonSpirit Health. With a history rooted in kindness, our mission is to deliver compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care to everyone in our community. 

Dignity Health Medical Safe Haven

At Dignity Health Methodist Hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program, we focus on training family physicians in caring for many different populations. One of our goals is to also train our residents in trauma-informed care for victims and survivors of human trafficking.

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At Dignity Health, all patients should expect to be treated with courtesy and respect and receive the highest level of care. We support the health of all patients regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. 


We understand the unique health needs of the LGBTQ+ community, and we work hard to ensure that patients receive quality, inclusive, culturally competent care. To all LGBTQ+ people and their families, we say: we see you, we know you, we care about you. In fact, we are you: we’re proud to say we have thousands of LGBTQ+ employees, in every role, in every region.

Providers & Resources

Equal Visitation

Dignity Health Sacramento hospitals (Mercy General Hospital, Methodist Hospital of Sacramento, Mercy Hospital of Folsom, Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and Woodland Memorial Hospital) are patient and family-centered care facilities that respects patients’ rights to visitation.

Each hospital is committed to encouraging and supporting the presence and participation of family members and others who play a significant role in the physical care and emotional support of patients. Our hospitals shall not restrict, limit, or otherwise deny visitation privileges on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, or disability. Visitors shall enjoy full and equal privileges which are consistent with patient preferences.

Medical Decision Making

We encourage you to become involved in decisions about your own care and to talk with your doctor and family about those decisions. Planning ahead in the event you cannot speak for yourself is especially important. An Advance Health Care Directive allows you to do this, and also allows you to provide direction about your care, even if you cannot speak for yourself at the time.

An Advance Health Care Directive also allows you to appoint someone to direct this care, if you wish. This person should be someone who knows you, your values and what is important to you. You may designate any adult person of your choosing, including an unmarried partner (different-sex or same-sex), as a medical decision-maker.

An Advance Health Care Directive also allows you to state your wishes regarding pain control and the withholding of life-sustaining treatment. You may make an Advance Health Care Directive orally or in writing. Information about your wishes and preferences is helpful for your care team if or when you cannot speak for yourself.

LGBTQ+ Health Topics

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