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Continuum Health Partners: No. 4 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Hospital Systems

Hospital Information

U.S. Headquarters: New York City
U.S. Employees: 14,896
Last Year’s Top 5 Hospital Systems Ranking: Not in Top 5

Why It’s on the List

This system encompasses four New York City–based hospitals: Beth Israel Medical Center, St. Luke’s Hospital, Roosevelt Hospital and The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary.

Continuum has several community-outreach programs to serve multicultural-patient communities, including the Asian Services Program on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the Heritage Initiative/Israeli Health Program to serve Jewish and Israeli communities with patient navigators; the Latino Health Institute to meet the needs of New York City’s Latino community; and the Russian Initiative to serve the high volume of Russian patients who receive care at Beth Israel Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Continuum’s formal mentoring program, started in 2009, places mid-level managers with senior executives across functions. Pairs work on a specific project for six to nine months with the goal of preparing participants for higher-level managerial roles.

Continuum has five site councils, each of which is sponsored by a senior leader in the organization. The Roosevelt Hospital Diversity Site Council recently produced a Cultural Reference Guide to provide clinicians with tips on caring for patients of different cultures, religions, disabilities and sexual orientations.

There are also three resource groups: the Physicians of Color Network, the Asian American Professional Network, and the LGBT Committees.

Diversity Leadership
Stanley Brezenoff
President and CEO

“This award signifies national recognition of our efforts thus far to advance a culture at Continuum that proudly embraces and supports the diversity of our staff. The mainstays of diversity at Continuum are, as always, inclusion and respect for one another, and our patients. Having a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve is paramount to supporting these core values and to being an authentically diverse community.”

Pamela Y. Abner
Chief Cultural Diversity Officer

“This recognition is due to the tremendous efforts of many members of the Continuum community who have supported and advanced our ‘Destination Diversity’ initiative. This includes our clinical, nursing and administrative leadership, department heads, mid-level managers and employees throughout the organization. Most importantly, we could not have earned this recognition without the hard work of those staff members who lead and serve on our Site Diversity Councils and Subcommittees. Their local initiatives contribute greatly to our success.”