Mayo Clinic earned No. 3 on the 2015 DiversityInc Top 5 Hospitals and Health Systems list for its continued commitment to diversity and inclusion. This is the fourth 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 23.
"Mayo Clinic is beginning a deep dive into understanding unconscious bias and how it affects both our staff and the patients under our care," says Sharonne Hayes, M.D., Mayo's director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. "Putting the needs of the patient first means asking difficult questions about where bias exists in medicine and then finding the most effective ways to intervene."
Companies named to the list are measured in four key areas:
* CEO/Leadership Commitment
* Talent Pipeline
* Equitable Talent Development
* Supplier Diversity
Mayo Clinic's workforce brings together people with diverse talents, experiences and beliefs to provide high quality, culturally appropriate care to its patients. Mayo Clinic continues to embrace diversity and inclusion by creating a welcoming environment where individual differences are valued, allowing each person to achieve and contribute to his or her fullest potential.
"With more than 1,000 companies participating, the competition for a spot on the DiversityInc Top 50 and Specialty Lists was up over 30 percent this year," says DiversityInc founder and CEO Luke Visconti. "Companies are recognizing the importance of diversity for corporate reputation, which directly affects millennial-generation recruiting and retention."