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Massachusetts General Hospital: No. 7 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Hospital Systems

Hospital Information

U.S. Headquarters: Boston
U.S. Employees: 24,500
Last Year’s Top 5 Hospital Systems Ranking: No. 5

Why It’s on the List

The third-oldest general hospital in the United States has been committed to diversity and inclusion for several years. Aware that candidates perceive a lack of racial/ethnic diversity at its corporate headquarters, the hospital has implemented a series of initiatives, including:

  • Onsite career fairs for staff highlighting “hot jobs” in healthcare.
  • Targeted grants to help staff with tuition beyond regular reimbursement.
  • Leadership Academy available to a broader pool of employees and resource-group members.
  • Sponsoring employee participation in high-impact external leadership-development programs.

Mass General is one of the few hospitals that link executive compensation to diversity goals through dashboards assessing diversity metrics. The hospital has diverse human-capital demographics. For example, women in the second and third level of management have double the percentage of representation compared with the DiversityInc Top 50 average.

The hospital has 10 resource groups, available to all employees, including hourly workers. They are used for talent development, marketing and community outreach. Mass General also has a disability-training program for hiring managers.

Diversity Leadership
Dr. Peter L. Slavin
President and Chief Diversity Officer

“At the Massachusetts General Hospital we pride ourselves on our dedicated, passionate and diverse work force. By embracing and continuing to celebrate the different cultures, backgrounds, and experiences of our employees we’re able to provide better care for the diverse patients we serve both around the corner and across the world.”