Diversity: Premier Health’s Network of Inclusion

At Premier Health, we understand that we all represent diversity. For us, diversity is the sum of our visible and invisible differences. This is our commitment to excellence, and how we lead with care.

Premier Health’s Diversity Statement

At Premier Health, we understand that we all represent diversity and leadership drives inclusion.  For us, diversity is the sum of our visible and invisible differences. Diversity in our organization allows us access to a much wider range of problem-solving skills and generates new and sometimes unexpected results.  Our greatest strength lies in embracing our differences.

Inclusion offers our employees, our patients and their families, as well as our community the opportunity to experience our commitment to leading with care by positioning the patient and their family at the heart of what we do.  At the core of our commitment to diversity is respect for the inherent value of all individuals.   As such, treating everyone with dignity and respect is a fundamental and changeless expectation.       

Our commitment to serving with compassion is “top of mind” in every interaction, every decision, and in every opportunity.  As we seek to understand others, we improve the quality of our relationship and in doing so, we build bridges of understanding as building blocks in building a healthier community.   

What this means …

For employees

We strive to create a culture of inclusion by demonstrating that we value our employees through our behaviors, practices, and actions.  We take our commitment to diversity and inclusion seriously by putting forth the effort to understand what makes our employees feel included.  We welcome and encourage new ideas, different styles of thinking, flexible work environments, and different types of leadership styles.  We leverage our differences to achieve better results.  When our employees feel connected and empowered, it serves as the underpinning in delivering exceptional care to our patients.  

For patients and their families 

Patients can expect that we will seek to understand the patient’s frame of reference, acknowledge the interconnected role of community and family, and provide care that is respectful of as well as, responsive to their diverse needs.

For suppliers

Offering diverse suppliers to our network leverages the core values of fairness and equal opportunity for everyone. We understand that diversity in suppliers creates economic inclusion that improves the lives of the community we serve. 

For the community

We are our community, and our community is us. We are not separate and apart, but intertwined and complex in our relationship. Our commitment to provide our community with the highest level of health care and resources to create and maintain healthy communities stands firm in the face of ever-changing needs. 

We are committed to ensure that all of our hospitals are inclusive and welcoming to everyone who comes through our doors. We strive to make a difference in the lives of our patients, and our challenge is to continue our tradition of excellence in every aspect of patient care.

We live our values of inclusion

Every day provides us an opportunity to live what we believe by what we do.  We live our values by respecting people for who they are, honoring others’ opinions, providing a voice to employees in decision making, and promoting healthy, constructive dialogue.  We derive value through different perspectives on problems and different approaches to address solutions.  

Content Updated: December 11, 2014

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