To establish racial justice and equity within healthcare systems and the communities we serve. 


Galvanized by the tragic death of George Floyd and other Black Americans, and in parallel with the disproportionate number of people of color dying from COVID-19, Jack Lynch collaborated with 13 hospital CEOs in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region to commit to fostering anti-racism cultures. Each organization has agreed to listen and act on the following 9 commitments:

  • Evaluating policies and procedures through an equity lens and making required changes that promote equality, opportunity and inclusion for all.
  • Improving access to primary and specialty care for people in underserved
  • Building trust through community partnerships with the goal of addressing chronic conditions that impact communities of
  • Advocating for investments that create innovative solutions to improve access, and provide safe, high-quality health outcomes for all communities in Pennsylvania.
  • Hiring and promoting leaders of color and increasing diversity in
  • Renewing and expanding each organization’s commitment to providing anti-racism, and implicit/unconscious bias training for all staff, volunteers and
  • Bridging relations between law enforcement and the community by offering events aimed at encouraging conversations improving relations and creating
  • Increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity, language preference and other socio-demographic
  • Increasing business partnerships with diverse vendor partners across the organization.

Our collective commitment along with other hospitals in our region activates a social contract to elevate our shared responsibility to provide high-quality, safe human care to all in our region, specifically focused on improving the health of communities of color.

  • Dedicated workgroups are being established to operationalize implementation of the 9 commitments through the organization’s existing DRI Steering Committee.
  • Collaborating with clergy, community leaders and government-funded health insurers to address COVID-19 vaccine equity in underserved communities.
  • Ongoing data analysis and monitoring with a focus on equity and access. 
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