Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion – it’s in our DNA

Vituity’s dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of our organization and we believe it is core to transforming healthcare and improving lives.

 

We have a DEI leadership team that is solely focused on leading our organization-wide initiatives and they are supported by an executive council, an advisory group, enterprise resource groups (ERGs) and functional teams.

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Zero barriers

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An audacious goal, but one that we are continually working towards. Our multi-year DEI strategic vision is aimed at driving towards zero barriers through organization-wide efforts in:

  • Access and opportunity by evaluating recruiting efforts and advancement criteria
  • Inclusive awareness by celebrating the uniqueness of every colleague
  • Community partnerships by advocating for healthcare and social justice
  • Learning journeys by continually improving our inclusive behaviors and culture competencies
  • Inclusive practices and policies by building organizational support systems

Elevating voices within Vituity

Our ERGs are voluntary, employee-led groups that are open to all. They provide Vituity Partners and employees the autonomy to express themselves and the opportunity to connect with colleagues who have shared characteristics, experiences, or interests. Our ERGs celebrate diversity, champion internal awareness events, and drive community outreach to promote equity and inclusion.

Explore Vituity’s employee resources groups
BAAVC – Black/African American Vitans for Change

BAAVC – Black/African American Vitans for Change

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CAPIE – Coalition of Asian & Pacific Islander Empowerment

CAPIE – Coalition of Asian & Pacific Islander Empowerment

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FAV – Families at Vituity

FAV – Families at Vituity

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VALOR – Vituity Alliance for LGBTQ+ Opportunities & Resources

VALOR – Vituity Alliance for LGBTQ+ Opportunities & Resources

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Voces de Vituity

Voces de Vituity – Hispanic and LatinX at Vituity

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WAVE – Women at Vituity Excel

WAVE – Women at Vituity Excel

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Healthcare justice demands healthcare for all

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As practicing clinicians, we see firsthand how social and cultural disparities impact our patients and communities, and we want to do something about it. Driven by a passionate leadership team, Vituity aims to drive healthcare justice in the industry at large.

Our CEO, Imamu Tomlinson, MD, MBA, was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Most Influential Executives in 2022 for his transformational leadership. Dr. Tomlinson is leading a paradigm shift that extends care beyond the hospital walls and into the communities that need it most.

One example of Vituity’s commitment to creating equitable care for all is the creation of the Vituity Cares Foundation. The Vituity Cares Foundation works outside our organization to improve health in our communities by addressing the inequity and inequality that lead to poorer health outcomes, and to remedy the lack of representation among healthcare clinicians that perpetuates those outcomes. From pop up clinics to mentorship programs the efforts of the foundation reach deep into the communities that we serve providing care and opportunity to those who need it most.

Our impact on the industry

By elevating voices within Vituity and actively working to promote the importance of cultural diversity and social justice in healthcare within our communities, Vituity's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program manifests itself in everything we hope to achieve as a leading healthcare organization in the 21st century. Our signature DEI programs are examples of the ways we make a difference in the healthcare industry as a whole.

 

IMPACT (Influence, Purpose, Action, Commitment, and Trust)

These events provide nurturing and educational opportunities to minority medical residents seeking support for their career journeys. Hosted by Vituity and open to the entire healthcare industry, these events help to build a pipeline for a more diverse and representative clinical workforce.

American College of Emergency Physicians

Vituity and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) partner each year to host the Executive Leadership Diversity Summit, offering higher-level conversations from the perspective of minority healthcare executives – on issues ranging from the importance of diversity in healthcare management and governance to addressing the unique social and professional challenges facing minority executives today.

The Dr. Wes Curry Award

The Dr. Wes Curry Award at each year’s summit recognizes innovation, collaboration, and culture-building by diverse healthcare leaders. The award’s namesake, Dr. Wes Curry, is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and was Vituity’s CEO for over 20 years. As a trailblazing minority healthcare executive, he is an active mentor and coach to many aspiring healthcare leaders.

Health Equity Strategy Group

Launching in 2021, the new Health Equity Strategy Group is led by our clinical performance leaders and brings together Vituity’s DEI and education teams for a visionary project that will imagine new ways to care for patients with a focus on equal and equitable care standards.

 

 

Our impact on the industry

By elevating voices within Vituity and actively working to promote the importance of cultural diversity and social justice in healthcare within our communities, Vituity's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program manifests itself in everything we hope to achieve as a leading healthcare organization in the 21st century. Our signature DEI programs are examples of the ways we make a difference in the healthcare industry as a whole.

 

IMPACT (Influence, Purpose, Action, Commitment, and Trust)

These events provide nurturing and educational opportunities to minority medical residents seeking support for their career journeys. Hosted by Vituity and open to the entire healthcare industry, these events help to build a pipeline for a more diverse and representative clinical workforce.

American College of Emergency Physicians

Vituity and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) partner each year to host the Executive Leadership Diversity Summit, offering higher-level conversations from the perspective of minority healthcare executives – on issues ranging from the importance of diversity in healthcare management and governance to addressing the unique social and professional challenges facing minority executives today.

The Dr. Wes Curry Award

The Dr. Wes Curry Award at each year’s summit recognizes innovation, collaboration, and culture-building by diverse healthcare leaders. The award’s namesake, Dr. Wes Curry, is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and was Vituity’s CEO for over 20 years. As a trailblazing minority healthcare executive, he is an active mentor and coach to many aspiring healthcare leaders.

Health Equity Strategy Group

Launching in 2021, the new Health Equity Strategy Group is led by our clinical performance leaders and brings together Vituity’s DEI and education teams for a visionary project that will imagine new ways to care for patients with a focus on equal and equitable care standards.

 

 

Partnering to improve patient lives

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