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Yale New Haven Health named to DiversityInc’s Top Hospitals & Health Systems top ten list for 2020

Monday, May 11, 2020

New Haven, CT (May 11, 2020) – Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS) has been ranked #8 in the nation in the 2020 DiversityInc Top Hospitals & Health Systems List. The list rankings were unveiled on May 5 during a virtual event. This award recognizes Yale New Haven Health’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through its work and accomplishments across all levels of the organization. The DiversityInc list recognizes the nation’s top who excel in such areas as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, people who are LGBT and veterans.

“Yale New Haven Health has fully embraced not just the concept of diversity and inclusion but what it takes to make it part of the fabric of our organization. ” said Marna P. Borgstrom, CEO, Yale New Haven Heath and Yale New Haven Hospital.

“We designed a strategic approach that includes all aspects of our operations and fosters an environment of inclusion and respect. We believe this enriches both the patient and the employee experience, contributes to the quality of care we provide and supports the communities we serve.”

YNHHS continues to develop the diversity profile. YNHHS concluded 2019 as an organization comprised of 78% women and 36% people of color. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion has led the standardization and implementation of the system-wide diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy and partnered with delivery networks in the creation of six Diversity Councils.

YNHHS also developed content and course material to support the education and awareness with ten D&I classes for all staff and spearheaded the launch of the “Let’s Talk” signature platform to foster the efforts of inclusion by establishing a culture that values diversity. DiversityInc Top 50 Survey is the leading assessment of diversity management in corporate America. 

Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals – Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians. YNHHS is affiliated with Yale University and Yale Medicine, the clinical practice of the Yale School of Medicine and the largest academic multi-specialty practice in New England. Yale New Haven Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine. www.ynhhs.org

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