Diversity & Inclusion

Al Roker of NBC's Today Show at North Shore-LIJ's 41st Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Program

Dr. Jennifer Mieres - Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Read a statement from our Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Dr. Jennifer Mieres

As one of the largest healthcare organizations in the country, with facilities located throughout some of the most diverse communities in New York, North Shore-LIJ employs an incredibly diverse workforce. As an equal opportunity employer, our team reflects the cultural diversity of the areas we serve.

At every level of our organization, we encourage team members to embrace one another’s differences. By fostering an environment in which team members actively listen to and contribute different ideas and perspectives, we drive innovation and creativity throughout our health system.

Being sensitive to cultural beliefs (what we call “cultural competency”), both among patients and fellow team members, is a critical component to achieving our health system’s mission. With us, you’ll be part of a team that practices cultural competency in order to deliver appropriate care to patients and families, no matter what role you play in the organization.

Promoting Diversity - Celebrating Difference

In addition to maintaining an inclusive workplace, North Shore-LIJ celebrates and promotes diversity in a number of ways: 

  • We recently founded the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and a system-wide strategic plan to promote our efforts internally and externally to recognize and promote our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. 
  • Our new hire orientation and “day one” development program, Beginnings, introduces and reinforces our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • We hold various cultural celebrations, including our annual Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Program, to promote acceptance and awareness of cultures in the workplace.

Our new Office of Diversity and Inclusion is headed by Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, our Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Under Dr. Mieres’ leadership, we are building out programs in diversity, cultural competency and healthcare literacy for physicians, nurses and allied health care professionals throughout the health system. We are also developing an Allied Health Care community-based task force to identify, support and provide mentoring for under-represented, culturally diverse members of the community who are interested in pursuing careers in healthcare.

Our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: It is the policy of North Shore-LIJ to provide equal employment opportunity and treat all employees equally regardless of age, race, creed/religion, color, national origin, lineage or citizenship status, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, sex/gender, gender identity, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, partnership status, and victim of domestic violence, or any other protected status.