Diversity and Inclusion at Yale New Haven Hospital
At Yale New Haven Hospital diversity and inclusion are important components of our organizational values. The hospital is committed to providing an environment of inclusion that supports the diversity of its patients, visitors, employees, business partners and communities.
Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) serves, employs and does business with people and organizations representing many different dimensions of diversity, including race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, citizenship status or any other basis protected by law.
The hospital’s Diversity and Inclusion Team promotes and supports diversity in these key areas:
- Workforce: Recruiting a diverse workforce that is sensitive to and inclusive of people’s differences, and educating staff on working with diverse team members and caring for diverse patient populations
- Patient experience: Providing an excellent patient experience by understanding patient diversity and meeting the needs of the many different people the hospital serves
- Community health: Working with a wide variety of groups and individuals in the community to improve people’s health and access to care
- Business partners: Doing business with diverse vendors and suppliers
Yale New Haven Hospital is committed to providing an environment that encourages the talents and recognizes the uniqueness of each employee. We believe a diverse workforce helps the hospital interact effectively with a diverse community and provides the highest-quality, patient-centered care.
The hospital is strongly committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action and demonstrates this commitment through a policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all employees.
The hospital does not discriminate against any employee or applicant based on race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, military or veteran status or other characteristics protected by federal, state and local law.
All selection decisions are made in line with the Equal Employment Opportunity principle and the hospital’s current Affirmative Action Plan goals. The hospital’s policy of non-discrimination applies to recruiting, hiring, training, transferring, promoting, assignments, compensation and all other personnel decisions.
YNHH provides a diversity and inclusion component in new employee orientation, diversity and inclusion training for all staff and other resources. The hospital’s diversity and inclusion resources also include an Office of Workforce Diversity.
Awards and recognition
Yale New Haven Hospital, as part of Yale New Haven Health System, has been recognized for diversity and inclusion by the National Human Rights Campaign as an LGBT leader in healthcare equality award.
The hospital has also been recognized for diversity and inclusion by the AARP: Best Employers for Workers Over 50; and National Association for Female Executives: 10 Nonprofits for Executive Women.