Diversity and Inclusion

UC Health is committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion and cultural competence where all associates are appreciated, fully engaged and motivated to live the PRIIDE values.  To that end, at UC Health, diversity and inclusion are core elements of our PRIIDE organizational values. UC Health serves, employs and does business with people and organizations representing many different dimensions of diversity, including race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, citizenship status or any other basis protected by law.  We are committed to being inclusive of everyone who passes through our doors—patients, their families and visitors, vendors and associates.

UC Health promotes and supports diversity in these key areas:

Workforce: Recruiting a diverse workforce that is sensitive to and inclusive of people’s differences, and educating staff on working with diverse team members and caring for diverse patient populations

Patient experience: Providing an excellent patient experience by understanding patient diversity and meeting the needs of the many different people the hospital serves

Community health: Working with a wide variety of groups and individuals in the community to improve people’s health and access to care UC Health serves, employs and does business with people and organizations representing many different dimensions of diversity, including race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, citizenship status or any other basis protected by law.

Supplier diversity: The goal of UC Health’s Supplier Diversity program is to increase the amount of goods and services purchased from certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and Women Business Enterprises (WBE). UC Health encourages and tracks direct spending with diverse suppliers and also tracks second-tier purchases made by prime suppliers with certified MBE and WBE vendors.