Many differences, one mission. Our CHS mission for Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion is to celebrate all members of our community, to broaden our collective understanding, and foster a sense of belonging by uplifting diverse identities, cultures, experiences, and perspectives. We believe excellence in healthcare starts with a foundation of inclusion, compassion, and respect for our patients and each other. Our standard of practice is to exist as a fair, equitable, healthy, and inclusive organization that aligns with and supports our patients, our workforce, and the communities that we serve.
To provide the highest level of care to the people we serve, we don’t hide from differences. Instead, we dive in headfirst. We’re building a workplace where everyone shines, belongs, and can be different. We refuse to be stagnant. We advance equity by aligning our beliefs and actions with the people who need our help the most. Our long-term success is tied to the success of the people we serve, our coworkers, and our community.
We often hear the phrase, “everyone gets a seat at the table,” when discussing the impact of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB). But we believe that it’s more than just having a seat. Having a voice, having encouragement, and having open ears around that table is crucial to feeling as if one belongs – not only in the workplace, but in your community as well. As we lead health equity efforts and conversations, we’re keeping diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging at the center of everything we do.
Community Health Systems understands that people are rooted in cultures that give their lives meaning, texture, and direction. We strongly believe that our differences foster community, drive innovation, and inspire excellence. We proudly hold diversity, equity, inclusiveness & belonging as an integral part of our mission and goals. We are committed to showcasing love, acceptance, equitable inclusion, and respect for all those we serve, our team members, and our community partners. We have a culture where everyone is invited, and everyone belongs. We are accountable to one another to ensure we embrace diversity and create accessibility. People of all identities and experiences are understood, appreciated, and fully included. You can be uniquely you here. We all belong here. Together, we’re making well-being available to all.
Comprehensive Care for Our Community
Quality, Collaboration, Integration, Serve
- Quality, culturally-sensitive integrated care
- Collaboration with colleagues and with community-based organizations
- Integration of our values in all that we do to serve our patients, co-workers, stakeholders, supporters and others
- Serve our patient base to include all markets, who we currently serve and those we do not, by removing barriers
- Personal Commitment
- Responsibility for our actions
- Integrity is a requirement, not an option
- Dedication to continuous improvement
- Education of the public and ourselves