Chief Diversity Officer
JPS Health Network
Siloed, incomplete and/or inaccurate data, as well as resistance to sharing data, can create challenges for leaders in championing diversity and inclusion efforts. However, Chief Diversity Officers can position themselves to drive systemic organizational change by:
· 1) integrating both qualitative and quantitative data from the workforce, patients, community and supplier-base and,
· 2) actively engaging internal and external partners to develop a comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategy to reduce healthcare disparities.
Ms. Gonzalez will share how JPS Health Network engaged Human Resources, Organizational Development, Patient Experience, and Supplier Diversity, among other functions to understand employee, patient, community and supplier barriers for diversity and inclusion at the large county hospital.