"As a country, as a community, we are only as healthy as the most vulnerable among us. In order to deal with this pandemic, we need to focus on improving baseline healthcare for everyone."
- Maureen Bell, MD
Vituity Medical Director and board member of Vituity Cares
Healthcare Justice Starts with Us
We are committed to building a more equitable healthcare system for all. That’s why diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the heart of our organization.
As a community, we are only as healthy as the most vulnerable among us. We strive to ensure that our workforce, culture, and business practices reflect and honor the diverse communities we serve. We are focused on eliminating healthcare inequities, enforcing culturally competent care standards in our organization, and actively creating pathways for future generations of diverse leaders.
“As an African American healthcare CEO and emergency physician in an underserved rural community, healthcare justice is close to my heart.”
- Imamu Tomlinson, MD, MBA
CEO of Vituity and President of Vituity Cares
Health in Place:
Redefining Care Delivery on Patients’ Terms
Health in Place is the unifying concept that our healthcare system should meet patients where, when, and how they need us. This paradigm shift leverages technology, expanded care teams, and a consumer focus to extend care beyond the walls of our hospitals and medical offices, while expanding accessibility and equality in care delivery.
Our commitment to designing care delivery around patients stretches back nearly 50 years to Vituity’s founding. From in-person physician care to AI-powered clinical solutions, we are reimagining care to meet patients where they need us.
Vituity physician, Omar Guzman, built a street medicine program to serve vulnerable neighbors in his community in rural California. His vision is supported by colleagues who are equally passionate about addressing healthcare disparities.
Ending Healthcare Inequity Through Action
Vituity Cares is a charitable foundation dedicated to improving the health of underserved communities and addressing inequality and inequity in healthcare. The foundation offers our clinicians and employees rewarding opportunities to give back to their communities. Initiatives range from mentoring diverse students interested in STEM and healthcare careers to pop-up clinics that break down barriers to healthcare access for unsheltered communities and international healthcare development projects.
Uplifting Diverse Clinicians and Leaders
Research shows the minority patients benefit from having minority providers. To foster workforce diversity across the industry, we offer a variety of career development, leadership, and recognition programs, including:
- IMPACT: A pathway for change. These free half-day forums are designed to connect, support, and equip diverse residents and medical students with mentorship and practical knowledge to navigate a successful career in medicine.
- The Executive Leadership Diversity Summit, offered in partnership with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) at its annual scientific assembly. The Summit was founded as a networking opportunity to celebrate the growing diversity in the field of emergency medicine.
- Emergency Medicine Diversity Scholarship for EM residents and EM-bound medical students who express a passion for leadership and healthcare transformation.
- The annual Dr. Wes Curry Awards, which recognizes innovation, collaboration, and contributions by diverse healthcare leaders.
"To me, being a leader means recognizing what my position can do for diversity, equity, and inclusion. I want to make sure that I leverage my influence to advocate for these values in terms of both patient care and physician opportunity."
- Nicole Franks, MD
Chief Quality Officer at Emory University Hospital Midtown
Wes Curry Award Honoree 2019
Vituity Providers Champion Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The work of our clinicians and programs is frequently recognized across the healthcare industry. This work exemplifies our shared purpose to transform healthcare and improve lives. Our commitment is inspired by our leadership under CEO Imamu Tomlinson, MD, MBA who was recognized for three national awards in 2021.
- 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare, Modern Healthcare (2021)
- 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives, Modern Healthcare (2021)
- Most Influential Minority Executives, Fierce Healthcare (2021)
More Healthcare Justice Perspectives
How Healthcare Leaders Can Make Health Equity a RealityWatch Now Blog Diana Goodwine, MD
How to Provide Inclusive Care for Transgender and Non-Binary PatientsRead More Blog Mu Tomlinson, CEO
3 Actions to Take for Healthcare JusticeRead More Physician Spotlight Maureen Bell, MD
A Champion for Diversity and InclusionRead More Join the Mission Bridge the Healthcare Divide
Unite Against Health InequityLearn How Podcast Mu Tomlinson, CEO
Becker’s Healthcare - Inclusion and EqualityListen Now