What does Diversity & Inclusion mean here at Nationwide Children’s Hospital? Diversity isn’t simply a word used to describe the varied faces you meet in our halls. Diversity describes what we believe in. Our hospital has made a promise to not only acknowledge, but foster and celebrate the diversity of our patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians. Why? Because being an inclusive and welcoming organization makes us better-suited to take care of those who need our help the most regardless of age, education, illness, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, disability, income status, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
Diversity is bringing together a kaleidoscope of individuals who work collectively to achieve best outcomes. Each individual has unique qualities and experiences that contribute to our overall mission. Through diversity we are able to achieve the highest standards of inclusiveness and create an organizational culture that respects individual differences to best represent our community.
We provide the best care when we understand how our patient’s unique experiences inform their views, and how they expect and deserve to receive treatment. In our day-to-day operations, we strive to shape an environment that lets our patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians know they are understood, respected and supported when they are at Nationwide Children’s. Creating a workforce reflective of our diverse patient population, as well as the communities we serve, is important as we deliver culturally competent family-centered care.
Nationwide Children’s is committed to creating an inclusive environment by:
• Achieving best outcomes in pediatric health care
• Attracting and retaining a diverse workforce
• Instilling a welcoming environment
• Respecting cultural differences in the delivery of care
• Developing a department dedicated to Health Equity
• Advancing our community outreach
• Creating opportunities for students and residents
For questions or to learn more about Nationwide Children's Hospital’s many diversity and inclusion strategic initiatives, please email Diversity@Nationwidechildrens.org.