The Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) is committed to promoting racial and ethnic diversity in health care leadership. GNYHA believes that a diverse group of talented health care leaders is an important component of hospital and continuing care efforts to provide quality health care to all patients and communities. Increased diversity brings more varied perspectives, experiences, backgrounds, talents, and interests to the delivery of health care services. Program initiatives that promote diversity in health care leadership provide the opportunity to include a variety of perspectives in the health care delivery policy-making process.
GNYHA has established programs designed to assist members to attract and retain a diverse health care leadership, including managers and trustees. These initiatives, the Center on Trustee Initiatives and Recruitment, the Summer Enrichment Program, and the pilot Health Care Leadership Institute, promote diversity in health care leadership by increasing the pipeline of health care leaders with diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds available for available for senior, policy-making management positions and to serve on boards of trustees.
GNYHA recognizes that achieving diversity is a journey, requiring continuing and evolutionary efforts and will continue efforts to assist members in this important area.