Inclusion and Diversity at MetroHealth
The Diversity Committee consists of 14 senior executive-level and external leaders whose mission is to ensure a consistent, value-added focus on MetroHealth’s Diversity Strategic Plan.
I&D Employee Council
The Inclusion and Diversity Council is comprised of employees representing a cross-section of departments from various levels within the organization. The committee's mission is to suggest specific steps MetroHealth can take to recruit and retain U.S. underrepresented minority physicians, nurses and management staff. The committee also monitors and evaluates MetroHealth's diversity/inclusion initiatives. It helps to keep the diversity/inclusion message consistent, both internally and externally.
Training & Initiatives
- Co-creating a Culturally Competent MetroHealth
- MetroHealth Management Basics- 2.5 hour session on Inclusion & Diversity
- Unconscious Bias in the Workplace
- SafeZone Training ( LGBTQ)
- Engaging a Diverse Workforce
- Patient Experience with Diverse Patient Populations
- New Employee Orientation
- Online educational modules for all staff
- Customized training, orientation or coaching sessions
- Values Orientations
- “Creating Space” for Critical Dialogue Series
- Nursing and I&D partnership
- Graduate Medical Education (GME) and I&D partnership for new resident orientation
- Language Access and Communication Services
- TeamSTEPPS- integration of language access resources
Cultural Affairs Programming
- Month-long history and awareness-building activities (Black History, Women’s History, Disabilities Awareness, Hispanic Heritage, LGBTQ, and others)
- Lectures and Guest Speakers
- Language Access Center
Mentoring & Professional Development
MetroHealth has developed a Mentoring Program for employees as a way to enhance employees’ individual growth and on-the-job effectiveness. The purpose of the MetroHealth Mentoring Program is to serve and support employees by providing an avenue for professional development and personal growth, as well as assisting with the discovery towards career pathways and/or options.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are volunteer, employee-managed groups that promote an area of interest with the overarching goal to add value to organizational initiatives and MetroHealth's mission and vision. An Employee Resource Group can be further defined as a group of employees who come together around common interests, issues, and backgrounds that exist to provide organizational support, networking, and professional development opportunities for its members. ERGs typically address a dimension of diversity but they are open to all MetroHealth employees. Read more about ERGs at MetroHealth.
MetroHealth’s current Employee Resource Groups include:
- Christian Fellowship
- Emerging Leaders
- Gay – Straight Alliance (GSA)
- Green Team
- Hispanic Forum
- W.A.M. (Women At Metro)
Working at MetroHealth
MetroHealth is a 14-time winner of the Employers Resource Council “Northcoast 99 - Best Places to Work in Northeast Ohio.” Diverse ideas, cultures, races and religions are celebrated and lead to our success. Read more about us, and if you're interested in working in a collaborative environment, we invite you to check out our Career Center.