Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
We create a community where every person can succeed. We envision a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment in which every person can grow and contribute because we have made it emotionally, intellectually, psychologically, and spiritually safe and nourishing. We strive to have our staff and volunteer groups reflect the diversity of our greater community in order to better serve the community’s end-of-life needs. We recognize there are innumerable experiences – internal, external, systemic, familial, and cultural – that create each one of us, and that trauma is part of those experiences. With this in mind, we strive to bring compassion and skill to our speech and actions.
We commit to:
- Serve all people in our communities, all ages, ethnicities, races, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, gender identities, and those from all socioeconomic backgrounds.
- Communicate with our patients in a language they prefer.
- Respectfully challenge biases and stereotypes, especially our own.
- Continually listen, learn, and understand differences by engaging with, and learning from, our diverse community groups.
- Seek out cutting-edge trainings and developments within our communities’ diverse populations and integrate best practices as they develop.
- Recruit, develop, promote, retain, and empower a diverse and inclusive workforce.
We boldly embrace feedback, and continuously learn from our mistakes. We strive to recognize our blind spots, accept them with humility, and view them as an opportunity for growth in our organization. In diversifying our workforce, we seek diverse perspectives and opinions and listen with open hearts, providing a safe environment to express opposing points of view. We hold ourselves accountable by tracking indicators of diversity on a dashboard that is reported to our Quality Committee. We are unequivocal in supporting dignity, respect, and compassion for our patients, our workforce, and the communities we serve.