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Diversity and Health Equity

Meritus Health values diversity and health equity of the community we serve by empowering a diverse workforce to eliminate disparities in the care we provide to our patients.

Health equity allows for our patients to realize their full health potential no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make. To deliver on our mission, execute our vision, and embody our values, Meritus Health will strive to achieve health equity for the patients we serve.

Meritus Health Statement on Racism and Values of Diversity and Inclusion

Meritus Health is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, inclusion and health equity within our health system and community. At Meritus Health, all persons will be treated equally and respectfully. Discrimination in any form is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

We are committed to:

  • Continuously educating ourselves on important issues, such as unconscious bias, so that we increase self-awareness and respectfulness of diverse perspectives
  • Developing a common language and approach to diversity, health equity and inclusion
  • Eliminating disparities in care by looking at quality measures and identifying, reducing or eliminating root causes
  • Maintaining accurate and up-to-date data or patient information on race, ethnicity, language preference, other socio-demographic data and social determinants of health to meet patient-centered health needs
  • Building an engaged workforce and leadership that reflects the diversity of the community we serve
  • Developing strong and trusting community relationships with the goal of addressing conditions that negatively impact vulnerable communities

We have started the journey to increase diversity and inclusion, and eliminate healthcare disparities across our health system.

  • Respect above all
  • Deliver culturally sensitive patient-centered care
  • Recognizing the uniqueness of every individual
  • Treating all with dignity and respect