5 healthcare organizations recognized for diversity

Diversity publication DiversityInc has named the Top 5 Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity in 2015. DiversityInc's ranking of healthcare organizations is a specialty list included in its ranking of Top 50 Companies for Diversity, an annual list now in its 16th year.

More than 1,600 companies participated in DiversityInc's survey in 2015. DiversityInc's diversity survey leads to a detailed, empirically-driven ranking. It assesses performance based on the following four key areas of diversity management:

  • Talent pipeline: Workforce breakdown, recruitment and diameter of existing talent
  • Equitable talent development: Employee resource groups, mentoring, philanthropy and fairness
  • CEO/leadership commitment: Accountability for results, personal communication and visibility
  • Supplier diversity: Spend with companies owned by people from underrepresented groups, accountability and support

The DiversityInc Top 5 Hospitals and Health Systems in 2015 are:

No. 1 — Henry Ford Health System (Detroit)

No. 2 — Cleveland Clinic

No. 3 — Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.)

No. 4 — North Shore–LIJ Health System (Great Neck, N.Y.)

No. 5 — Mount Sinai Health System (New York)

Additionally, in The DiversityInc Top 50 List, which evaluates companies across all industries, Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente was ranked No. 2, Anthem was named No. 23 and Aetna was named No. 32.

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