- By Kelley Luckstein
Mayo Clinic Named a DiversityInc Top Hospital and Health System for Third Consecutive Year
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic earned No. 8 on the 2014 DiversityInc Top 10 Hospitals and Health Systems list for its continued commitment to diversity and inclusion. This is the third year that Mayo has earned a spot on the list. This year's rankings were announced at the annual DiversityInc Top 50 event in New York on April 22.
Companies named to the DiversityInc Top 10 Hospital and Health Systems are measured in four key areas:
Of particular note, Mayo Clinic stood out in the rankings for its leadership involvement, specifically its CEO chairing Mayo Clinic’s diversity council, its strategic positioning of its employee resource groups to develop staff and improve patient care, as well as its national outreach to diverse communities and organizations.
In addition, Mayo Clinic is a leader within the health care industry for its ever-growing digital and social media presence among non-English-speaking audiences, particularly with those who speak Spanish and Arabic. Mayo’s Spanish-language storytelling campaign “Historias Mayo” has, for example, captured worldwide attention by sharing the inspiring stories behind Mayo’s Hispanic physicians and patients.
“Mayo Clinic serves patients from every state and more than 140 countries. Our goal with each patient is to provide
exactly the care that he or she needs,” says John Noseworthy, M.D., president and CEO, Mayo Clinic. “As our patients become more diverse, we are actively building a diverse workforce across the organization, from entry-level employees to leaders.”
For 150 years, Mayo Clinic has brought together people with diverse talents, experiences and beliefs to best serve its patients and advance medicine. Today, Mayo Clinic continues to embrace diversity and inclusion by creating a caring service environment where individual differences are valued, allowing each person to achieve and contribute to his or her fullest potential.
“Our drive for health equity is tied to Mayo Clinic’s moral responsibility to provide care to everyone who needs healing,” says Sharonne Hayes, M.D., Mayo’s director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. “With our primary focus on our patients, we strive to identify and eliminate gaps wherever they may exist. Our patient care, education and research teams work together tirelessly to extend and amplify our mission.”
The rankings are determined by an objective methodology listed above. The empirical data for the rankings is provided by a 300-question survey filled out by personnel at the participating companies. Survey participation is free to any company with at least 1,000 U.S. workers. For the entire Top 50 list, go to http://www.diversityinc.com/top50.
About Mayo Clinic
Recognizing 150 years of serving humanity in 2014, Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit worldwide leader in medical care, research and education for people from all walks of life. For more information, visit 150years.mayoclinic.org, http://www.mayoclinic.org and http://www.mayoclinic.org/espanol, http://www.mayoclinic.org/arabic, mandarin.mayoclinic.org, and newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org.
DiversityInc’s mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2014 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results are featured on DiversityInc.com and in DiversityInc magazine.
Kelley Luckstein, Mayo Clinic Public Affairs, 507-284-5005, [email protected]