Congratulations to Boston Medical Center, which on May 17 received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Massachusetts Chapter inaugural award recognizing achievement in advancing diversity and inclusion in a healthcare setting. Organizations that have taken the American Hospital Association’s (AHA’s) “123forEquity” pledge were eligible.
Hospitals that have taken the 123forEquity pledge vow to:
• Increase the collection and use of race, ethnicity, language preference and other socio-demographic data
• Increase cultural competency training
• Increase diversity in leadership and governance
• Improve and strengthen community partnerships.
The ACHE Regent for Massachusetts Karen Moore, SVP of Operations and CNO at Lawrence General Hospital, said, “BMC reflected the criteria through actions and outcomes the rigorous award application requires. We know there is much work being done across the healthcare sector in this regard and wanted to elevate that recognition.”