NorthShore’s ability to care for the communities we serve depends on understanding perspectives of people from all backgrounds. Building a culture that delivers through diversity is integral to our mission to care for the individual, whether team member or patient.
While we’ve long embraced the principals of diversity, equity and inclusion, we are doubling down on our commitments by increasing our focus and investment in DE&I.
Commitment starts at home.
A recent, deeper look inward revealed the broader NorthShore system is doing a lot of things right relative to DE&I. In a workforce of more than 15,000, four out of five team members reported they feel they can be their authentic selves at work. However, feelings of acceptance and inclusion are lower among team members who identify with under-represented communities and staff diversity falls short of the diversity in the communities we serve.
There’s more work to do.