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
The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 18 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, and Neurology/Neurosurgery, and in the top 50 in six other specialties in the 2018-2019 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology and 44th for Ear, Nose, and Throat. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and South Nassau Communities Hospital are ranked regionally.