Hackensack Meridian Health ranked first in the U.S. on the 2023 DiversityInc Top Hospital and Health Systems list, it announced Wednesday.
The honor represents the third year in a row the Hackensack-based health system has been recognized for its promotion of a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture, it said in a news release.
“Hackensack Meridian Health is deeply committed to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion across our network and ensuring that all communities have access to high-quality, innovative health care,” CEO Robert Garrett said in a prepared statement. “It’s an incredible honor to be recognized for these priorities and strategies that are having a real impact on our organization and in the communities we serve.”
DiversityInc created the survey based on submitted information, collected across six areas: leadership accountability, human capital diversity metrics, talent programs, workplace practices, supplier diversity and philanthropy.
“This is an absolute honor, and Hackensack Meridian Health will continue to build a culture that reflects the diversity of our great state and ensures that everyone has a chance to thrive,” Avonia Richardson-Miller, senior vice president and chief diversity officer, said in a statement. “We are equally committed to continuing to advance health equity in New Jersey and beyond.”
The Top 10 ranked hospitals and systems were:
- Hackensack Meridian Health;
- City of Hope;
- Mayo Clinic;
- NYU Langone Health;
- Mount Sinai Health System;
- Cleveland Clinic;
- Wellstar Health System;
- The American Heart Association;
- Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute.
“With a 23% increase in overall participation and a 32% increase within the health care sector, these rankings are based on employer-submitted data about their organizational policies, practices and procedures, not on employee sentiment or scraped from sources that cannot be validated,” DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson said in a statement. “These rankings also represent evidence-based, superior human capital outcomes, only achieved by data transparency and an unwavering commitment to workplace fairness for everyone.’’