Media - Call to Action

In a this video, leaders from CHRISTUS Health provide an overview of the Equity of Care initiative, including the importance of eliminating health care disparities and key action areas for eliminating these disparities. These action areas include increasing the collection and use of race, ethnic and language preference (REaL) data, increasing leadership and workforce diversity and providing culturally competent care. The video features Gene Woods, president and COO of CHRISTUS Health in Irving, Texas and chair of the Equity of Care committee, as well as Stephen Wright, president and CEO of CHRISTUS Health Louisiana.

Equity of Care, in collaboration with the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, recently interviewed health care professionals from across the country on the importance of eliminating health care disparities. These health care leaders shared their ideas on eliminating health care disparities by increasing the collection of race, ethnic and language preference (REaL) data, increasing leadership and workforce diversity and providing culturally competent care. All agree that while hospitals have improved quality of care for diverse patient populations and increased leadership diversity, more work needs to be done.

AnMed Health
Anderson, SC
Juana Spears-Slade
Director
Diversity and Language Services

Greenville Health System
Greenville, SC
Kinneil Coltman
Chief Diversity Officer
American Hospital Association
Washington, DC
Rich Umbdenstock
President and CEO
Meridian Health
Neptune, NJ
Wayne Boatwright
Vice President,
Cultural Diversity
Cambridge Health Alliance
Boston, MA
Rick de Filippi
Trustee & Former Chairman of the Board
Froedtert Health
Milwaukee, WI
Emily Blend
Manager,
Infusion Clinic
Institute for Diversity in Health Management
Chicago, IL
Frederick D. Hobby
President and CEO
OhioHealth
Columbus, OH
Chrishonda Smith
System Director

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth
Hanover, NH
Leonard Greenhalgh
Professor

Health Research & Educational Trust
Chicago, IL
Maulik Joshi
President
AnMed Health
Anderson, SC
John Miller Jr.
Chief Executive Officer
Dupont Hospital
Fort Wayne, IN
Bonnie Hanson
Fmr., Chief Operating Officer
New York City Health and Hospital Corporation
New York, NY
Ram Raju
Presdient and Chief Executive Officer
National Association of Health Services Executives
Tampa, FL
Roy Hawkins, Jr.
President
Medical College of Wisconsin
Wisconsin, WI
Sharon Coffee
Manager, Nursing Practice
Commission for Healthcare Interpreters
Karin Ruschke
CCHI Commissioner
Northwest Community Healthcare
Arlington Heights, IL
Raymond Grady
Trustee
Woman's Hospital
Baton Rouge, LA
Teri Fontenot
President and Chief Executive Officer
Bridgeport Hospital
Shelton, CT
Shawna Denise Hall
Critical Care Resource Support Nurse
 
 

Success Stories

The video “Race, Ethnicity, Language: Pathway to Better Patient Healthcare,” focuses on challenges and solutions to address national findings that document reduced access to health care for certain racial and ethnic groups, and poorer care outcomes for these groups even when given equal access to health care services. Greater Cincinnati Health Council members, staff and project leaders tell the story of the groundbreaking work being done in Greater Cincinnati’s hospitals, with the broad perspective offered by national experts.

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