The elements of diversity
We recognize that diversity means something different to everyone. To us, diversity has these elements:
- Our workforce represents the growing diversity of the communities we serve, and of our world.
- We create a welcoming and inclusive environment for our employees, patients and visitors and we embrace our differences and similarities.
- Our patients receive the same level of care and access to services, regardless and irrespective of age, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, sexual orientation, education, veteran status, disability, socioeconomic background or any other attribute.
- We deliver care in a way that is sensitive to and respectful of the cultural background of our patients and employees.
- We recognize that social injustice and health inequities exist in our communities, and we work toward improving access to quality health care for everyone.
Diversity Advisory Council (DAC)
Our vision is to ensure that the importance of diversity at Legacy is not just a verbal commitment but a reality. To realize this vision, Legacy has established a Diversity Advisory Council (DAC), a team of 26 members representing a diverse cross section of leaders and employees from key operations and programs across the system. The purpose of the DAC is to guide the direction and focus the efforts in the areas of diversity, inclusion and cultural competency, as we work to make diversity a part of Legacy's culture.
Our care for patients
Legacy's Statement of Patient Rights and Responsibilities documents the fact that our patients have the right to receive care "based on medical need, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sexual orientation or the nature of the source of payment for care." We have a strong commitment to health care for the uninsured.
Legacy Health places a high priority on building a culture that values diversity in how we work with each other, how we deliver care, how we partner with our community and how we do business. Diversity is a moral, social and business imperative for us. We believe that if we do the right thing for our employees, our patients and our communities, then we are doing the right thing for our business.
Whether we realize it, our legacy is something we create together every day. It’s the way we live our lives and what we teach the next generation. It’s what we do and why we do it. That’s why, at Legacy Health, our legacy is doing what’s best for our patients, our people, our community, and our world.
Affirmative Action statement
Legacy Health is dedicated to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce that understands and meets the needs our diverse patient population. An Affirmative Action officer is employed to coordinate efforts to comply with the federal and state regulations governing Equal Opportunity. All decisions made by Legacy Health System regarding employment, including transfers, promotions, demotions, compensation, benefits, and training are made without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, age (except as the law allows), gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran's status, or any other basis covered by local, state or federal law.