Fostering a Culture of Caring Through a Diverse Workforce
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is committed to building a patient care community that explicitly recognizes the value of human diversity. We strive to ensure that our care teams reflect the population we serve and that our leadership mirrors our workforce. We aim to constantly demonstrate our inherent, unwavering value of and respect for the rich spectrum of human differences in race, ethnicity, gender, age, socio-economic status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veteran status, disability and religion.
Each employee shares responsibility for creating and maintaining an environment of mutual respect and support. Each of us will serve as a champion of diversity at Dartmouth-Hitchcock because we understand that diversity fosters innovation and creates a welcoming environment for our patients, and we all work better when we interact with others.
We believe that senior leadership is a significant force for promoting a culture that reveres diversity. While constantly promoting this vision themselves, senior leaders of Dartmouth-Hitchcock expect every employee to embrace the underlying values of this vision and to demonstrate a strong commitment to attracting, retaining and supporting employees who reflect the diversity of our broader society. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is committed to holding leaders and managers accountable for developing a workplace that communicates our organizational value for the unique perspectives and qualities of our employees.
We will ensure the value of diversity is upheld in everything that we do for our employees, patients, families, visitors, customers, the broader community, and all who contribute to achievement of our mission. We will maintain a culturally competent work force and a healing environment that demonstrates respect for the individuality of employees, patients, and visitors. We will provide diversity education and training to all.