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.