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Mayo Clinic: No. 6 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Hospital Systems

Hospital Information

U.S. Headquarters: Rochester, Minn.
U.S. Employees: 41,858
Last Year’s Top 5 Hospital Systems Ranking: No. 4

Why It’s on the List

Mayo earns a spot on the Hospital Systems list for the second year in a row because of its effective diversity-management strategies under Director of Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Sharonne Hayes. For example, its ratio of management promotions for women compared to management demographics is 1.29-to-1, versus 1.02-to-1 for the DiversityInc Top 50 companies.

The hospital has a strong diversity leader in its CEO, Dr. John Noseworthy. He chairs the Executive Diversity Council, meets regularly with resource groups, has a personal quote about diversity on the website, and personally signs off on diversity metrics.

Mayo has 15 very strong resource groups, which are essential to its internal cultural-competence training and leadership development, and to its multicultural-market outreach. They are available to all employees and are used for formal cultural-competence classes as well as new-employee orientation. Groups include African Descendents, Arab Heritage, Carribean Heritage, Asian Connection (plus separate groups for Chinese, Filipino and India), Celebrate Dakota (for American Indians), Latinos y Latinas, LGBTI, disAbility and Veterans/Yellow Ribbon. Mayo also has groups for Transcultural Patient Care and a Families Network.

The hospital’s strong infrastructure for diversity and inclusion allows it to focus on health-equity research, optimizing patient care and reaching diverse patients.

Diversity Leadership
Dr. John Noseworthy
President and CEO

“We serve our mission―providing the best care to every patient―when we live and work together in a community that welcomes and respects everyone, a community of richly diverse people contributing their unique ideas. Greater diversity in every sense of the word will allow us to better serve the needs of all of our patients with a deeper level of compassion and understanding.”

Dr. Sharonne Hayes
Director of Diversity and Inclusion

“The ability to provide the best health care, tailored to meet each and every patient’s needs, depends on Mayo Clinic having a vibrant, diverse and engaged workforce. We’ve been able to leverage Mayo’s laser focus on our patients to improve the patient experience, and also to become a more inclusive, equitable and innovative workplace.”