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Diversity Equity & Inclusion

At Yakima Valley Memorial, we are committed to cultivating Diversity and Inclusion and aspire to create an environment of belonging, fairness, and mutual respect. We believe that every person’s voice adds value and helps us provide the best and most compassionate care to our patients – and believe deeply that to fulfill our mission, our workforce needs to reflect the diversity of the community we serve and live in.

Advancing towards diversity and genuine inclusion, now and for the future of Health Care

To do this well, we need a workforce that is representative of our community, including at the executive level. Currently, we are taking the time to educate ourselves, as individuals and collectively, to truly understand individual, systemic, and institutional racism. We know that we can only build an inclusive culture, when people feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. And that this makes us better!

Commitment to diversity and inclusion must go deeper than words, which is why we have DEI goals at the strategic level, and we are purposefully investing to move this work forward. We know we have more work to do and are inspired and committed to support an inclusive and equitable environment for our workforce, patients, and community.

Action –

· This past year we have focused on interpersonal development and intercultural competence

· Attracting and retaining a diverse workforce

· Creating a culture that encourages each other to have courageous conversations about racism. Where people feel they can bring their whole selves to work; where their unique characteristics, skills and experiences are respected, valued and celebrated.

· Equity and disparity elimination: Diabetes and HbA1c, mammography screenings, patient experience, and employee engagement

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Diversity | Equity | Inclusion

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