As healthcare professionals, our purpose is to care for the health and well-being of our patients and employees. To do that well, we must ensure an environment that fosters connections built on respect for diversity and a focus on inclusion. The connections we make with our patients, their loved ones and our teammates are what set Ochsner's culture apart.
Nurturing this culture is critical and part of that means accurately representing and celebrating the diversity of the Ochsner team and the communities we serve - including everything from race, gender and age as well as the diverse perspectives and experiences that enrich our team.
To highlight and build an appreciation for the differences that make us stronger and to address the need of every individual to feel valued and respected, six employee resource groups have been established representing key interests across our organization. While these are the first under this program, we anticipate adding additional groups that reflect the broader diversity of the Ochsner team.
The groups include: