North Shore–LIJ Health System: No. 9 in The DiversityInc Top 10 Hospitals and Health Systems
WHY IT’S ON THE LIST
North Shore–LIJ appears on the Hospitals and Health Systems list for the second time. The hospital system, with 17 hospitals and nearly 400 ambulatory and physician practices in New York City and Long Island, has several pipeline programs to prepare students for careers in the health professions. These include the Korean Summer Scholars Internship program for high-school and college students, and the five-week Medical Scholars Pipeline program at the Hofstra North Shore–LIJ School of Medicine.
North Shore–LIJ’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Literacy has partnered with the Long Island GLBT Services Network to develop a comprehensive curriculum to educate employees on how to interact with LGBT patients in a culturally competent manner.
The hospital system also has strong outreach to veterans, and its VALOR (Veterans and Allies: Liaisons of Reintegration) employee resource group was North Shore–LIJ’s first. The group has a focus on hiring of veterans/transfer of skills to the workforce; fostering a community that ensures military families are welcomed; and even training Special Operations Pararescue jumpers with the skills they need to complete their combat missions.
“At the North Shore–LIJ Health System, we are committed to providing culturally sensitive, appropriate care to all of our patients, as well as creating a workforce that is reflective of the populations we serve.”
Dr. Jennifer Mieres
Senior Vice President, Community and Public Health
and Chief Diversity Officer
“We are thrilled to be recognized again by DiversityInc for our commitment to the elimination of health disparities. In alignment with the Nation prevention strategy, we continue to implement educational initiatives on cultural competency, health literacy and language access and other efforts to achieve health equity and access for all. It is critical to our patients’ care and well-being that they are treated with dignity and respect, cared for in a culturally sensitive way and empowered to be partners with their healthcare team.”
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