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Fostering a Diverse Workforce

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H) 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:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender, gender identity or expression
  • Genetic information
  • National origin
  • Race
  • Religion
  • Sexual orientation
  • Socio-economic status
  • Veteran status

Our environment of mutual respect and support

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 D-H because we understand that diversity fosters innovation and creates a welcoming environment for our patients. We all work better when we interact with others.

Promoting a culture that reveres diversity

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 D-H expect every employee to:

  • Embrace the underlying values of this vision
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to attracting, retaining, and supporting employees who reflect the diversity of our broader society

D-H 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.

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