After being rated the No. 1 health system nationally for advancing diversity and inclusion in health care for three years in a row according to DiversityInc ranking of Top Hospital and Health Systems, Northwell Health has now been inducted into DiversityInc’s Hall of Fame.
Northwell was also named among the top companies for employee resource groups, Black executives and sponsorships by DiversityInc.
Northwell, New York’s largest health system and private employer, has been on DiversityInc’s list of Top Hospital and Health Systems for diversity for the last 10 years. Being inducted into the Hall of Fame honors Northwell’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as its efforts to promote health equity.
The DiversityInc Hall of Fame corporations are recognized for leading D&I practices in corporate America, and all have been ranked first on the DiversityInc Top 50 for D&I practices.
The DiversityInc assessment survey has been the external validator for employers that model fairness in their talent strategy, workplace and supplier diversity practices and philanthropic engagement.
Northwell Health will join organizations like Marriott, EY, Sodexo, Kaiser Permanente, AT&T, PWC, Johnson and Johnson and Novartis in the Hall of Fame.
“New York is one of the most diverse places in the world, which is reflected in our 84,000 team members who come from a variety of backgrounds from around the world,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health. “Our diverse workforce is our biggest strength and underscores our commitment to Raise Health for all the diverse patients we serve.”
Northwell has committed to integrating diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and health equity into everything it does. Some of the ways we demonstrate this commitment are through our behavioral commitments and values, one of which is Truly Inclusive, and the programming in our 11 Business Employee Resource Groups and Employee Network, which foster a sense of understanding, belonging and allyship.
“We are honored to join DiversityInc’s Hall of Fame and consider our participation a deep collaboration by using their performance benchmarking to track, accelerate and promote our own DEI progress,” said Dr. Jennifer Mieres, senior vice president of Northwell’s Center for Equity of Care, and chief diversity and inclusion officer. “Our Hall of Fame honor and top company rankings are a tribute to our Northwell team members, all of whom have contributed to our programs, initiatives, inclusive culture and progress.”
Northwell’s commitment to diversity has been recognized by others, as well. The health system was named a national leader in LGBTQ+ inclusiveness by the 2022 Healthcare Equality Index. Northwell was also recently named one of the most ethical companies in the world for the eighth time by Ethisphere, and was ranked as one of the most innovative companies in the world by Fortune.
Northwell’s inclusion in the DiversityInc. Hall of Fame was formally announced at a ceremony on May 2.