Diversity Publication Names University Hospitals One of Top Hospital Systems in the Nation

DiversityInc ranks UH high for work/life benefits

Jun 15, 2010, 07:00 ET from University Hospitals

CLEVELAND, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- DiversityInc, a leading publication on diversity and business, has recognized University Hospitals as a leader among health care institutions in its first ever Top Hospital Systems listing.

Each year since 2001, DiversityInc has ranked the Top 50 Companies for Diversity based on results from an extensive questionnaire. This is the first year that hospital systems have been ranked separately.

UH was selected for this honor based on its excellent ratings in four categories: CEO commitment, workforce, corporate and organizational communications and supplier diversity. DiversityInc specifically highlighted UH's work/life benefits including adoption assistance, paternity leave, lactation programs and onsite religious accommodations.

"We strongly believe that the diversity of our workplace should mirror the diversity in the communities we serve," said Thomas F. Zenty III, UH's Chief Executive Officer.  "And, we recognize that diversity throughout our system is essential in order to achieve our most critical goal:  Providing the highest quality of care for our patients."

Among the other health care institutions ranked by DiversityInc are Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Brigham & Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston.

DiversityInc was founded in 1998. DiversityInc.com has the largest dedicated career center for diverse professionals, and a core part of its business is benchmarking companies against its DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity® data.

About University Hospitals

University Hospitals serves the needs of patients through an integrated network of hospitals, outpatient centers and primary care physicians.  At the core of our health system is University Hospitals Case Medical Center.  The primary affiliate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Case Medical Center is home to some of the most prestigious clinical and research centers of excellence in the nation and the world, including cancer, pediatrics, women's health, orthopedics and spine, radiology and radiation oncology, neurosurgery and neuroscience, cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, organ transplantation and human genetics. Its main campus includes the internationally celebrated UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, ranked second in the nation for the care of critically ill newborns; UH MacDonald Women's Hospital, Ohio's only hospital for women; and UH Ireland Cancer Center, part of the NCI-designated Case Comprehensive Cancer Center. For more information, go to www.uhhospitals.org

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