Henry Ford Health System: No. 2 in The DiversityInc Top10 Hospitals and Health Systems

WHY IT’S ON THE LIST


Henry Ford Health System is the fifth-largest employer in Metro Detroit, serving a city with a population that is over 82 percent Black and nearly 7 percent Latino, as well as including a large population of people of Middle Eastern descent.

The hospital system has seven resource groups, including OPAL (Organization of Physicians, Academicians, and Executive Leaders), which provides professional support and networking for Black physicians, research scientists and leaders. The group’s goals include eliminating health disparities, improving community health, providing mentoring, educating future and current health professionals, and supporting philanthropic efforts.

As part of its Healthcare Equity Campaign, Henry Ford provides mandatory cultural-competency training to its entire workforce, including physicians. The campaign also has a goal of continuously monitoring quality metrics by race, ethnicity and primary language to eliminate disparities.

Henry Ford is a leader in supplier diversity. The hospital system has more than 300 active minority- and women-owned businesses in its supply-chain-management database.

DIVERSITY LEADERSHIP

Nancy Schlichting

CEO

“Diversity and inclusion is one of our organization’s key standards of excellence and is woven into everything we do at Henry Ford Health System. Our rich diversity makes us a better company and helps us connect with the health care needs of our patients and their families. The recognition from DiversityInc for the last four years reflects the outstanding work of our Henry Ford Health System Diversity team, and the leadership and culture of our organization.”

Randy Walker

Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

“Diversity is a reality created by individuals and groups from a broad spectrum of demographic, religious, age and philosophical differences. We strive to cultivate an environment where exploration of these differences is safe, positive and nurturing. We believe that respecting and leveraging our dissimilarities helps position Henry Ford Health System as the provider, employer and community partner of choice.”

HOSPITAL FACTS

U.S. Headquarters: Detroit

U.S. Employees: 24,000

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