Mount Sinai Ranked No. 1 on the 2018 DiversityInc Hospitals and Health Systems List
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
Mount Sinai Health System is one of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, with more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education. Mount Sinai advances health for all people, everywhere, by taking on the most complex health care challenges of our time — discovering and applying new scientific learning and knowledge; developing safer, more effective treatments; educating the next generation of medical leaders and innovators; and supporting local communities by delivering high-quality care to all who need it.
Through the integration of its hospitals, labs, and schools, Mount Sinai offers comprehensive health care solutions from birth through geriatrics, leveraging innovative approaches such as artificial intelligence and informatics while keeping patients’ medical and emotional needs at the center of all treatment. The Health System includes approximately 7,300 primary and specialty care physicians; 13 joint-venture outpatient surgery centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and more than 30 affiliated community health centers. We are consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals, receiving high "Honor Roll" status, and are highly ranked: No. 1 in Geriatrics and top 20 in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology/Lung Surgery, Rehabilitation, and Urology. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 12 in Ophthalmology. U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” ranks Mount Sinai Kravis Children's Hospital among the country’s best in several pediatric specialties. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: It is consistently ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools," aligned with a U.S. News & World Report "Honor Roll" Hospital, and top 20 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding and top 5 in the nation for numerous basic and clinical research areas. Newsweek’s “The World’s Best Smart Hospitals” ranks The Mount Sinai Hospital as No. 1 in New York and in the top five globally, and Mount Sinai Morningside in the top 20 globally.