Commitment to Diversity

At Hennepin County Medical Center we are committed to creating a culturally competent and inclusive work and care environment where all employees, patients, patients’ family members, volunteers, and business partners are treated with fairness, dignity, and respect without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, marital status, or veteran status.

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Hennepin County Medical Center has been able to survive and thrive for more than 120 years as a provider of health care to all in need because of its ability to serve an always changing community. A commitment to diversity makes this possible.

HCMC's values clearly state that "every person has dignity and worth" so employees and physicians treat patients, their families, and other employees with integrity, compassion, courtesy, and respect. HCMC's commitment to diversity includes a Diversity and Inclusion Strategy with diversity training for employees, diversity actions identified for departments, and creation of policies, procedures, and practices that are sensitive to the diversity of our employees and patients.

Proud to be a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality"

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HCMC has been recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality in the Healthcare Equality Index for the fifth consecutive year. The Healthcare Equality Index is an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign—the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender civil rights organization. We earned top marks for our policies and practices related to LGBT patients, visitors, and employees. See more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2017.

HCMC was one of a select group of 303healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality, and one of four facilities in Minnesota to be awarded Leader status.

Valuing diversity is not only the right thing to do, but is imperative to the work that we do. Cultural competence enables us to deliver high quality care, improve the patient experience, be a great place to work, and be a successful and viable organization.

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A Message from CEO Jon L. Pryor, MD, MBA

"At HCMC, we value the diversity of our patients and employees. But even more importantly, we recognize the importance of inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive environment where all employees feel respected and valued for the unique qualities, perspectives and experiences they bring to work every day. This inclusive environment results in delivering top-notch care for our patients that is sensitive to their cultural needs. I am personally committed to our journey in Diversity & Inclusion, as we all play an integral role in this journey. I look forward to the contributions each of you make every day in helping make HCMC a diverse and inclusive place for our employees and patients."

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