Diversity & Inclusion
At UH, we don’t see diversity and inclusion as just another program; instead, these concepts are woven into the fabric of our organization and are truly a part of who we are and how we work.
Promoting Positive Change
We believe that UH has a responsibility to promote positive change in the community by serving as a model environment for cultural diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to provide quality health care, improve access to health care and to provide education as a way to help eliminate health care disparities. Our strategy for addressing disparities in northeast Ohio is comprised of three principles – community outreach, recruitment and supplier diversity. Each is connected to the other, and each contributes to improving the quality of health care we are able to provide to our region.
University Hospitals Ranked No. 1 Hospital System by Diversity Inc
For the second year in a row, DiversityInc has ranked University Hospitals No. 1 on its 2014 Hospital and Health Systems Specialty List. This specialty list ranks the top 10 hospitals and health systems for diversity in the U.S.
UH previously ranked No. 1 on the specialty list in 2013, and was prominently featured in the Fall 2013 issue of DiversityInc Magazine for our commitment to diversity and inclusion as an anchor institution in the community. The articles showcase our many contributions to Cleveland’s minority business development and our dedication to furthering education opportunities and training for meaningful jobs. They also highlight our efforts to encourage home buying in support of the diverse neighborhoods that surround University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. In addition, UH is mentioned for our Women, Neonates, Diversity, Opportunities, Outreach and Research (WONDOOR) program, through which future health care providers work to reduce women and child morbidity and mortality rates here and abroad.