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LifeBridge Health was awarded the 2010 James W. Rouse "Excellence in Diversity Award” by the Chesapeake Human Resources Association's (CHRA) Diversity and Inclusion committee. According to the CHRA, LifeBridge Health has demonstrated a superior effort to promote diversity and inclusion through wellness, community outreach and company policy. The award was presented to Taylor Foss, vice president of Human Resources at LifeBridge Health, on June 16 during a program entitled "The Diversity Journey - How to Begin and How to Measure Progress".
"At LifeBridge Health we embrace a culture of inclusion and mutual respect by valuing the unique contributions of each employee,” said Foss. "That's our Diversity Vision Statement and it is reflective of our rich history—when the Hebrew Hospital and Asylum became Sinai Hospital in 1920, it was the only hospital in the city where Jewish people and people of color could work and get care. We are fortunate to have senior leaders at LifeBridge who are committed to continuing our comprehensive approach to diversity with initiatives focused on our workforce, our suppliers and on the communities we serve.”
An extraordinary group of passionate employees at LifeBridge Health make up a Diversity Council. The council is helping LifeBridge create an environment where all employees can be their very best by building diversity awareness among employees through sponsored events such as the fashion parades, evaluating and developing training and attending staff meetings to discuss the work of the council. The council also conducted a diversity survey to learn more about our employee base and they have a diversity score card to help in the evaluation of their efforts.
LifeBridge Health, one of Baltimore's largest health organizations, includes Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, and Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org.
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