As the surrounding communities have become more diverse, North Shore-LIJ has identified Diversity, Inclusion and Health Literacy as core characteristics of our organization, and key components to North Shore-LIJ’s mission to provide quality care. This means advancing cultural and linguistic competence and promoting effective communication to eliminate health disparities and enhance patient outcomes.
The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Literacy provides strategic vision and leadership on diversity, inclusion and health literacy activities for the Health System’s 19 hospitals and other facilities, as well as the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine. The office also serves as North Shore-LIJ’s liaison to membership organizations, government entities and other healthcare organizations.
Our ultimate goal is to deliver the highest quality of care to all, regardless of race, ethnicity or cultural background, as well as language proficiency, literacy, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or socioeconomic status.
The North Shore-LIJ Health System has been recognized as 2015 Top 5 Hospitals and Health Systems for Diversity by DiversityInc. For the past two years, North Shore-LIJ ranked number nine on the DiversityInc Top 10 Hospitals and Health System list. DiversityInc’s “Top 50 Companies for Diversity” recognition is based on performance in key areas of diversity management that include CEO and leadership commitment; talent pipeline; development; employee resource groups; and supplier diversity. Read more.
To find out how our Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Literacy is transforming healthcare, download our inaugural report highlighting our four-year strategy. Read more.