News & Event Archives
This page is a repository for all of the Institute's recent news items. If you missed something on our homepage, you can find it here.
Save the Date: April 30th is the next Diversity Dialogue.
April 04, 2013 - SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, April 30
The Institute's 2013 Diversity Dialogue series continues on Tuesday, April 30. Christina Cordero - PhD, MPH, Associate Project Director, Department of Standards and Survey Methods with The Joint Commission will present.
Save the Date-Next Diversity Dialogue April 30th from 12-1:30 Central
Christina Cordero, PhD, MPH, Associate Project Director, Department of Standards and Survey Methods with The Joint Commission, will provide an overview of the organization’s requirements for data collection and language access as well as elements of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions.
Diversity Dialogues are always FREE for Institute members and $99 for non-members.
For more information, contact Senior Membership Specialist, Pam Janniere at email@example.com or by calling at 312-422-2691.
Individual Benchmarking Surveys are now available.
Sept. 17, 2012 - The Institute for Diversity is pleased to announce the next phase of the "Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmark Study of U.S. Hospitals" survey process. Individual reports for hospitals that participated in the survey are now available.
The results of this survey may now be utilized to benchmark your organization's diversity and disparities-related activities relative to the hospital field as a whole. This personalized report compares your hospital's performance to the hospital average and includes your organization's ranking percentile. Information is provided for the following categories:
- Addressing Disparities
- Cultural Competency
- Diversity Management
- Minority Leadership
As an Institute member, this is an additional resource that we are pleased to offer. Institute members will receive priority notice with the individual reports.
Individual Benchmarking reports are still available. Please contact Pamela Janniere at 312-422-2691 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request your copy
"Bringing Diversity to the Board" is now in Resource Center.
Aug 7, 2012 - The Governance Institute recently printed an article written by Institute board chairman, John J. Lynch, FACHE, entitled "Bringing Diversity to the Board". In the article, Mr. Lynch discusses his successful initiative to diversify the staff and leadership in Pennsylvania's Main Line Health system. The article is available for download by clicking here or by visiting the Resource Center.
Reprinted here with permission by The Governance Institute.
2011 - 2012 Benchmarking Survey Executive Report is Now Online.
The Institute for Diversity in Health Management is pleased to announce that the 2011 - 2012 Benchmarking Survey has been completed and initial results are available to all Institute members. Produced in partnership with the Health Forum, this survey intends to quantify the ethnic and cultural communities of the national hospital system and identify culturally pro-active hospitals to profile in the Institute's Case Study System. 924 hospitals returned their surveys, giving the Institute a snapshot of the current stage of U.S. hospitals.
In addition to our Executive Report, we have also identified several High Performing Hospitals, who best exemplify best diversity practices within their community. A complete list of the High Performing hospitals can be seen here.
Over the next months, the Institute will also be releasing Case Studies for selected High Performing Hospitals. Watch this site for updates, as they release.
To download a copy of the 2011 - 2012 Executive Report, click here.
For more information about the Benchmarking Survey, contact the Institute at 312-422-2630.
Updated: June 28, 2012
LGBT Field Guide now in Resource Center.
A new field guide has just been released by The Joint Commission. This new field guide from the Joint Commission urges US hospitals to create a more welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment that contributes to improved health care quality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families. The field guide features a compilation of strategies, practice examples, resources, and testimonials designed to help hospitals in their efforts to improve communication and provide more patient-centered care to their LGBT patients.
The document is called "Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient- and Family-Centered Care for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Community" and is available for download on the Joint Commission website and within our own Resource Center.
Posted: April 24, 2012
Inside Track with Broc: Jim Gauss on Diversity Tone at the Top
Institute for Diversity board member, Mr. Jim Gauss, spoke as the central guest on the "Inside Track with Broc" podcast on April 12, 2012. He addressed issues related to diversity in healthcare organizations, board members role in the support of diversity in the administration and shared tips for CEOs who want to address diversity in their workplace. This informative podcast is approximately 15 minutes long.
You can listen to or download the podcast, by clicking here.
Posted: April 17, 2012
"Building the Business Case; Healthcare Diversity Leadership; A National Survey Report" is now available in the Institute Resource Center.
Produced by Witt/Kieffer, this national survey report is an update on their previous report in 2006. This report broadly covers how diversity is changing the face of our culture and touches upon awareness of this trend within the US hospital system. The report also discusses the changing definitions of diversity and how it is being recognized in the healthcare field. This fascinating report is available for download from the Institute Resource Center, by clicking here.
Posted: Feb. 14, 2012.
30 Day Institute Trial Membership Is Now Available.
The Institute for Diversity in Health Management is currently offering 30 Day Trial Memberships for interested hospitals. These trial memberships include:
Free Attendance at June Diversity Dialogue.
Access to the Institute Career Center.
Access to the Learning Moments Case Studies.
Complimentary Banner Ad on the Institute Website.
Posted: May 23, 2012
March. 28 is the next Diversity Dialogue.
"Leveraging Employee Resource Groups."
The Institute for Diversity in Health Management is proud to announce details for our next Diversity Dialogue webinar. Our guest speakers will be Le Joyce Naylor
(Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion/Senior Administrator, Community Relations and Diversity; Cleveland Clinic) and Andres Gonzalez (Director of Diversity and Community Outreach/Interim Supplier Diversity Director; Cleveland Clinic)
The active engagement of diversity and inclusion initiatives is an imperative core business strategy for health care systems. Cleveland Clinic's success is linked to the unique talents, backgrounds, cultures, experiences and diverse skills of its caregivers. At Cleveland Clinic, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion's strategy includes Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) as a component of cultural competence.
ERGs are system-wide, employee-led groups that promote personal and professional growth for employees with common interests. Through networking, mentoring, special initiatives, seminars and conferences, ERGs enhance career advancement and provide a stronger sense of community at Cleveland Clinic, ultimately providing a better patient experience.
This Diversity Dialogue will be held on Wednesday, March. 28th from 12:00 - 1:30pm (CT). For more information on how to register, please click here.
Updated: March. 02, 2012
AHA News Interviews Institute President and CEO, Fred Hobby
"More diverse workforce, better care for all is Institute's goal" An interview with Fred Hobby in AHA News
This short interview with Institute president and CEO, Fred Hobby, gives a general overview of the Institute and briefly touches upon many of the Institute's current and upcoming programming. This article is also archived, here, in our Institute Resource Center.
Posted: Jan. 05, 2012
AHA Weekly spotlights SEP student intern, Diana Singh.
In the latest edition of "AHA Weekly" the company-wide newsletter for the American Hospital Association, the Summer Enrichment Program was spotlighted with this article about SEP intern, Diana Singh. Ms. Singh is currently enrolled in Washington State University and is serving her Summer internship in the AHA Washington Office in the Policy & Planning department. Hosting Ms. Singh was a an overwhelmingly positive experience for the Washington office. You can read the article by clicking here.
To learn more about the Summer Enrichment Program, specifically about enrolling your hospital or medical center as a host site for the 2012 Season, click here.
Posted: July 29, 2011
The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions
Feb. 2nd Webinar
"The Economic Burden of Health Inequalities"
The Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions is presenting an upcoming online webinar on Feb. 2nd by Dr. Thomas LaVeist, Professor and Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, and Dr. Darrell Gaskin, Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions. The presentation will provide an overview of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies report of the same title, can be viewed here.
Title: Culture-Quality-Collaborative (CQC) Webinar (February 2, 2012)
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now by clicking here.
Note: Dr. LaVeist is also scheduled to speak at the Institute for Diversity National Leadership and Education Conference on Wed. June 6th in Nashville, TN. For more information about this, visit our Conference Schedule, here.
Posted: Jan. 25, 2012
Save the Date: The Institute for Diversity National Conference
June 5-6, 2012 in Nashville, TN
Institute for Diversity in Health Management
National Leadership and Educational Conference
Join us for two full days of leadership development, education and best practice sharing in diversity management. Accept the call to eliminate disparities and increase diversity in health care management. Check back for updates and more information.
Posted: July 14, 2011
Thank you for joining us for our annual Diversity Matters Sunrise Breakfast on July 18!
The Institute for Diversity in Health Management hosted the "Diversity Matters Sunrise Breakfast" at 7am on Monday, on July 18th at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in beautiful San Diego, CA. This breakfast was part of the 19th Annual Health Forum and American Hospital Association Leadership Summit. The Institute hosts this breakfast every year and attendance is always very high.
Our special guest speaker was Mr. George C. Halvorson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente. Mr. Halvorson discussed his own diversity journey and how his commitment to ensuring quality care for all patients led Kaiser Permanente to become a trailblazing organization! He was one of our most popular speakers, yet.
This event wass sponsored by our good friends at Aramark, Cyracom, Scripps Health and TIAA/CREF.
Posted: July 21, 2011
President and CEO Fred Hobby spoke at The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series on March 23, 2011.
The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, hosted a live webcast entitled "The Growing Role of Diversity & Inclusion in Healthcare Explained". This two-hour event was on March 23, 2011 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM ET. Fred Hobby, president and CEO of The Institute for Diversity, spoke at this event.
Click here for more information about this event.
Posted: April. 06, 2011
Registration is now open for the 2011 Trustee Training Event.
The Institute for Diversity in Health Management, in conjunction with the Center for Healthcare Governance is proud to announce that registration is now open for the first Trustee Training event of 2011. The Trustee Training event is a free, one-day training session for culturally-underrepresented candidates to meet, connect and discuss effective service on a Hospital Trustee Board and methods for gaining a position on a Trustee Board. This event is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9th at St.Luke's Hospital in Chesterfied, MO. Click here to register for this event.
Posted: Jan. 24, 2011
Building a Culturally Competent Organization:
The Quest for Equity in Health Care
The latest report in the AHA's "Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence" program, "Building a Culturally Competent Organization: The Quest for Equity in Health Care" is now available for downloading from the Institute Resource Center. This joint report between The Institute for Diversity in Health Management and the Health Research & Education Trust explores how hospitals and health systems can increase their cultural competency in order to provide care that is respectful of patients' diverse values, beliefs and behaviors. You can download a copy of this exciting new report by clicking this link.
Posted: June 30, 2011
The Knowledge Congress Has Scheduled a Live Webcast on
The Growing Role of Diversity & Inclusion in Healthcare Explained
In partnership with the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, announced today that it has scheduled a live webcast entitled The Growing Role of Diversity & Inclusion in Healthcare Explained. This two-hour event is scheduled on February 3, 2011 at 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET.
Healthcare Reform remains a topic of perennial interest for many health practitioners with diversity issues being among the most challenging. Participants and contributors to the healthcare system must be aware of diversity and inclusion in order to avoid disparities in health services access brought about by language barriers, ethnicity and cultural backgrounds.
In a live webcast prepared by The Knowledge Group, a panel of health experts and thought leaders will provide a comprehensive discussion of this topic. They will share their opinion in a two-hour teleconference and webinar.
David Matyas, Member, Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
For an updated list of the faculty panel, please visit this site.
Please click HERE to complete the registration form. You'll receive the dial-in phone number and webinar lin. The cost to attend this webcast is only $49.00. Please note that this is a special discount for Institute members. The regular registration fees range from $199.00 to $349.00. Please enter the discount code aha3420 in the "Apply Discount" section on page two of the registration form. Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions. We look forward to your participation in this event.
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress is a series of live webcasts produced by The Knowledge Group, LLC, which examine trends, regulatory, and technology changes across a variety of industries. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.
Posted: Dec. 14, 2010
The Case Study for Barnes-Jewish Hospital is now online.
The Institute for Diversity is proud to present the fifth and final Case Study report from our 2009 Benchmarking Survey. This case study focuses on "Barnes-Jewish Hospital", located in St. Louis, MO. BJH has embraced diversity integration from the top down, fundamentally changing their practices, as they relate to diversity. To read this report and learn more about this hospital, click here.
Posted: Feb. 02, 2011
Changing the Culture of Healthcare
National Leadership & Educational Conference
June 9-11, 2010
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place-Chicago
Thanks to everyone who attended our 2010 conference. Keep checking this website for information on our 2012 conference.
"Hospitals Take Cultural Sensitivity Seriously"
Available in the Institute Resource Center.
This article from the Chicago Tribune appeared in the July 27th newspaper and details how several Chicago hospitals are taking steps to integrate cultural awareness into the everyday practices in these hospitals. To read this article, visit our Resource Center, by clicking here.
Posted: July 29, 2011
ACHE Releases Congress on Healthcare Leadership Dates Through 2015
The American College of Healthcare Executives has released the dates for its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership through 2015. Click HERE to access the Congress schedule, and HERE to access the dates of the 2009 Cluster Seminars.
The 2009 Benchmarking Survey Executive Summary
and Case Studies Are Now Online!
In 2009, The Institute for Diversity in Health Management conducted the State of Health Care Diversity Benchmarking Study open to all interested US hospitals. Funded by a generous grant from The ARAMARK Charitable Fund at the Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program and produced in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), American Hospital Association (AHA) and National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), the survey is intended to serve as a database of valuable information, accessible to all health care providers.
The Executive Summary and four individual Case Studies for AnMed Health, Lancaster General Hospital, Sparrow Hospital and Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, are now online and available for viewing at this link.
Posted: Dec. 30, 2010
Congratulations to the 2009 Diversified Investment Advisors-Institute for Diversity Leaders in Healthcare Scholarship Recipients
Diversified Investment Advisors, Inc., an Institute for Diversity in Health Management sponsor, is proud to announce that Kristian Henderson and Pernell Jones have been awarded the 2009 Leaders in Health Care Scholarships. They will each receive a $5,000 award. Click HERE to access the full press release.
The American Hospital Quest for Quality Prize: Call for Nominations
The American Hospital Quest for Quality Prize® is presented annually to honor hospitals pursuing excellence through hospital leadership and innovation in quality improvement and safety.
The 2010 award will:
- raise awareness of the need for a hospital-wide commitment to highly reliable, exceptional quality, patient-centered care;
- reward successful efforts to develop and promote a systems-based approach toward improvements in quality of care;
- inspire organizations to systematically integrate and align their quality improvement efforts throughout the organization; and
- communicate successful programs and strategies to the hospital field.
The award winner will receive $50,000 and a bronze symbol of the award. Up to two finalists will receive a bronze symbol of the award and other programs may be recognized with Citations of Merit. The awards will be presented at the 2010 AHA-Health Forum Leadership Summit (July 22-24) in San Diego.
In 2010, the prize will honor organizations that 1) have committed in a systematic manner to achieving the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) six quality aims-safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, and equity; 2) can document progress in achievement of all six of the IOM aims; and 3) provide replicable models and systems for the hospital field.
All U.S. hospitals are eligible for The American Hospital Quest for Quality Prize®.
Please nominate an organization (either your own or another) or download an application directly from www.aha.org/questforquality.
Completed applications must be e-mailed by midnight, central time, Sunday, October 11, 2009 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore the Minority Trustee Candidate Registry!
The American Hospital Association and its Institute for Diversity in Health Management and Center for Healthcare Governance are committed to increasing the racial and ethnic diversity of hospital boards.
That's why we have developed a one day, Trustee Education program to help interested individuals learn more about board service, while at the same time helping hospitals increase board diversity. The complimentary, one-day workshop explores the basic principles by which a hospital board operates, including the trustee's role and responsibilities and the board's role in setting strategy and determining policy, as well as the unique challenges faced by health care governing boards. Attendance at the 2010 Trustee Education Events in Atlanta, Chicago and Nashville was very high.
After the workshop, participants' names and resumes are entered in an online database that hospital leaders can search to identify potential board candidates. Local hospital association leaders then work with hospitals and health systems in the area to facilitate placement. This registry is current, up to date and available for immediate reference.
Click here to access the Minority Trustee Candidate Registry and search for trustee candidates in your area.