The State of Health Care Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmarking Study of U.S. Hospitals

2015 Benchmarking Survey

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management and the Health Research & Educational Trust conducted the 2015 edition of "Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmark Study of U.S. Hospitals" to learn more about hospitals’ ongoing efforts to address health care disparities and improve diversity management practices. To view the results, click here. 


All responding hospitals are eligible to receive a custom benchmarking report relating their performance to that of other responding organizations.  To request a customized report or for other general survey inquiries, please contact the Institute at 312-422-2630 or at tleon@aha.org

 

The Institute and HRET are AHA affiliates.

 

2015 High Performing Hospitals

The Institute for Diversity has examined the data from the 2015 Benchmarking Survey and identified 20 U.S. hospital ‘champions’ deserving of recognition for their work with:

According to review criteria established by the Institute, each category represents an essential component of an overall diversity promotion and disparities reduction strategy within a health care setting.

 

Click here to download a PDF listing of the Equity of Care Champions.


2013 Benchmarking Survey

 The Institute for Diversity in Health Management in 2013 commissioned the Health Research & Educational Trust of the AHA to conduct a national survey of hospitals to determine actions that hospitals are taking to in these areas. The survey results highlight that, while more work needs to be done, some progress is being made in key areas that can promote equitable care, such as collecting demographic data, providing cultural competency training and increasing diversity in leadership and governance. The overview provides data to help the health care field focus attention on areas that will have the most impact and establish a benchmark to gauge progress. To view the results, click here

 

2013 High Performing Hospitals

The Institute for Diversity has analyzed the data from the 2013 Benchmarking Survey and identified several U.S. hospitals deserving of recognition for their work with:

Each category was determined by the Institute to be a key component of an overall diversity promotion and disparities reduction strategy.

 

Click here to download a PDF listing of the Best In Class Hospitals.

 

Addressing Disparities and Delivering Quality Care – Recognition in this category affirms responding hospitals’ efforts to research, document, and ameliorate unwarranted variations in patient care.

 

Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Dayton, OH
Harris Health System Houston, TX
Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City Sioux City, IA
Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center Las Vegas, NV
Veterans Affairs Southern Nevada Healthcare System North Las Vegas, NV
Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center Washington, DC

 

Cultural Competency and Engaging Communities – Recognition in this category reflects hospitals’ efforts to understand the linguistic and cultural background of the community, to promote cultural competency as an institutional priority and to meet the needs of a diverse patient population.

Christiana Care Health System Newark, DE
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Cincinnati, OH

Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Dayton, OH
Florida Hospital Orlando, FL
Homestead Hospital Homestead, FL
Indiana University Health University Hospital Indianapolis, IN
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center

Baldwin Park, CA

Louis Stokes Cleveland Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Cleveland, OH

Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center Memphis, TN
MetroHealth Medical Center Cleveland, OH
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Columbus, OH

Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, CA

 

Diversity in Leadership and Governance - Recognition in this category reflects hospitals that have taken positive steps to improve leadership diversity, as measured by the percentage of minorities represented on their boards, executive leadership teams and management staff. 

Homestead Hospital Homestead, FL
Jack C. Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center Muskogee, OK
LibertyHealth-Jersey City Medical Center Jersey City, NJ
Mee Memorial Hospital King City, CA
Queen's Medical Center Honolulu, HI
Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, CA
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas Dallas, TX

 

 

Diversity Management and Strengthening the Workforce – Recognition for this category is based on hospitals’ reported efforts to improve diversity management through efforts to recruit, retain and promote minority individuals within their workforce.

Bath Veterans Affairs Medical Center Bath, NY
Connecticut Valley Hospital Middletown, CT
Florida Hospital Orlando, FL
ICON Hospital Humble, TX
Iowa City Veterans Affairs Health Care System

Iowa City, IA

Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center Anaheim, CA
Mercy Medical Center-Des Moines Des Moines, IA
Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, CA
Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

New Brunswick, NJ

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center Las Vegas, NV
Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center Washington, DC

 

Overall

 

Crittenton Children's Center Kansas City, MO
Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center Dayton, OH
Florida Hospital Orlando, FL
Indiana University Health University Hospital

Indianapolis, IN

Mercy Medical Center Sioux City, IA
Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital Twentynine Palms, CA
 


2011 Benchmarking Survey

Click here for more information about the results of the 2011 Benchmarking Survey. You will find a condensed overview of the survey results, as well as a list of high-performing hospitals in categories including diversity in leadership and governance, cultural competency, and addressing disparities/delivering quality care.

 


2009 Benchmarking Survey

Click here for more information about the results of the 2009 Benchmarking Survey. You will find an Executive Summary of the survey results, as well as several case studies from the survey.

 

For more information about the Benchmarking Survey, please contact the Institute at 312-422-2630.