Arizona & Connecticut Symposiums Promote Diversity Best Practices

November 7, 2013

The Institute wrapped up 2013 with two Regional Symposiums on Diversity and Disparities in Marana, AZ and Wallingford, CT.  More than 100 diversity practitioners and  health care executives from across the country attended the symposiums, which featured best practices sharing and roundtable discussions on cultural competency training, diversity leadership, results from the Institute’s most recent benchmarking survey, and more.

In addition, the Connecticut symposium featured a keynote address from Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health J. Nadine Gracia, M.D., on the purpose and components of the new Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards. The Arizona symposium keynote address featured Diana Smalley, president  and CEO of Mercy Health System in Oklahoma and the Chairman of American College of Healthcare Executives. The Arizona Symposium also showcased “lessons from the field” from Marisue Garganta, director of Community Health Integration at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Garganta discussed St. Joseph’s multi-pronged approach to diversity management, including recruitment, retention and promotion.


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