Increase organizational awareness and understanding of the healthcare-related issues impacting the LGBT community throughout the Hudson Valley.
Our teams play a key role in creating a healthcare environment that responds to the needs of all members of the community, including the unique needs of the LGBT community. We endeavor to be as responsive as possible to all of those we serve and have partnered extensively with LGBT community-based organizations throughout our Network to ensure that we continue to provide high-quality, patient-centered care. Several of our initiatives are listed below:
Mecca E. Santana, Senior Vice President Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (WMCHealth)
Promoting health equity, reducing health disparities, increasing access and opportunities and fostering an environment that is inclusive and welcoming to all are facets of healthcare transformation that WMCHealth has enthusiastically embraced.
When initially approached about taking part in the CEO in Action Pledge, it seemed like a natural extension of the work that WMCHealth has been doing in the diversity and inclusion space over the past few years. I look forward to joining the ranks of my fellow CEOs who have already taken this pledge and continue to make important strides that have improved their organizations, as well as their business outcomes.