• Press Release

Mount Sinai Ranked No. 1 on the 2018 DiversityInc Hospitals and Health Systems List

  • New York, NY
  • (May 04, 2018)

In recognition of its comprehensive efforts aimed at ensuring a diverse workforce and leadership, the Mount Sinai Health System was ranked No. 1 on DiversityInc’s Top Hospitals and Health Systems list for 2018. For the second year in a row, Mount Sinai was the highest-ranked health system nationally as well as in the New York metro area.

“We are very pleased that DiversityInc has ranked the Mount Sinai Health System as the top health care company for diversity in the nation,” said Gary Butts, MD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System and Dean for Diversity Programs, Policy, and Community Affairs at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “We are proud that our leadership efforts continue to be recognized and that the value and positive social impact of a diverse, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce is once again being commended. It is imperative that we continue identifying the best ways to serve the needs of our vastly diverse patient populations.”

DiversityInc is the nation’s leading publication in advancing excellence in diversity management. It objectively analyzes dozens of areas in health care management diversity and the impact on patient care delivery. Companies with more than 1,000 U.S.-based employees were eligible to enter the competition at no cost.

The DiversityInc Top 50 list, issued yearly since 2001, recognizes the nation’s top companies for diversity and inclusion management. These companies excel in such areas as hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, people who are LGBT, and veterans. The 2018 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results will be featured on DiversityInc.com and in DiversityInc magazine.

The 300-question self-assessment survey ranks hospitals and health care systems on multiple diversity criteria including talent pipeline, talent development, leadership commitment and supplier diversity. Typically, ranked health systems demonstrate best practices in employee resource group participation, manager participation in cross-cultural mentoring, having executive diversity councils set goals tied to executive compensation, and educating and mentoring diverse suppliers.

“Events of the past year have demonstrated that decisive ethical leadership is necessary to guide any organization to success," notes Luke Visconti, founder and CEO of DiversityInc. “Successful leaders hold themselves accountable to be culturally competent, a skill that requires constant learning. DiversityInc Top 50 Companies have a metrics-evidenced ability to treat people more fairly than other large companies. They also have a greater-than-average return for their shareholders.”

The complete 2018 rankings may be found here.

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty and our physicians in the top 1% of all physicians nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

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