04X - The Sweet Spot: Alignment of DEI Journey to Mission and Community Impact
Monday, March 20
Diversity, equity and inclusion has become a top priority for organizational leaders across the globe. For healthcare organizations, there must be a reimagining of how to actually structure interventions that are sustainable, promote justice and equity, and retain diverse and underrepresented staff members. With the Great Resignation and the budget challenges in healthcare bottom lines causing havoc, it is more crucial than ever to integrate the DEI journey with community and population health initiatives that are effective, inclusive, equitable and just.
The Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System established a System DEI Council responsible for governance and oversight of local DEI council efforts across the system’s geographical footprint. Four cross-functional workgroups focus on talent management/local and inclusive hiring, operations focused on local and inclusive purchasing, compliance that policies and procedures support expressed goals, and a community workgroup focused on key performance indicators that are equitable and inclusive. The Community Council integrates the measures of the Community Health Implementation Plans and ensures the systemic assessment of social determinants of health. The way FMOLHS has established the DEI structure is sustainable, allows for data gathering and information assessment. Integrating the expectations of DEI with community impact and population health supports assessment of where the system is, has been and where it professes to be in the future.
- Create and implement an integrated operating model that aligns mission and values to achieve organizational effectiveness.
- Support transformational executive leadership for the implementation of integrated initiatives in DEI, community benefit and Community Health Needs Assessment.
Coletta Barrett, RN, FACHE
Vice President of Mission
Tina Schaffer, SHRM-SCP
VP, Talent Strategy and Chief DE&I Officer