NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Northwell Health was selected to Fortune's annual Great Workplaces for Diversity list, ranking 55th out of 100 organizations. The list includes some of the most recognizable global brands across a number of industries such as hospitality, information technology and financial services. Northwell was the only health care organization in New York to make the Fortune list – and one of only 11 in the entire country.
"Northwell Health's strongest asset has always been its diverse workforce," said Joseph Moscola, PA, Northwell senior vice president and chief people officer. "Embracing and promoting diversity are hallmarks of our organization, and we take great strides in creating an environment of inclusion."
To determine the list, Fortune assessed data received from Great Places to Work – a global authority in evaluating workplace cultures via its Trust Index© Employee Survey. Qualifying organizations were required to have Great Places to Work certification, at least 50 employees and survey results with at least a 95 percent confidence level, including a five percent margin of error or better.
Approximately 50 percent of Northwell's more than 63,000 employees represent diverse communities and cultures. Additionally, 72 percent of the health system's workforce is female. The health system achieved Great Places to Work certification after garnering responses from 700 employees on the anonymous survey, 83 percent of whom identified Northwell as a great workplace.
"Receiving this recognition validates Northwell's commitment to diversity and inclusion and the importance of the collaborative culture we foster at Northwell," said Jennifer Mieres, MD, senior vice president and chief diversity officer of Northwell Health. "Our strategic focus on diversity, inclusion and health equity fosters an environment that strengthens the bond between employees and ultimately benefits our patients by providing better health outcomes."
Northwell has dedicated its mission to ensuring a focus on diversity, inclusion and health equity, and ranks in the top 5 on DiversityInc's Top 12 Hospitals and Health Systems for five consecutive years. The health system's commitment includes business employee resource groups (including promoting and building partnership with diverse cultural communities, supporting LGBTQ health care and education, improving environmental and sustainable impact as well as being a military friendly organization), cross-cultural mentoring and education programs, diversity councils, supplier diversity and community outreach.
The Best Places to Work certification qualifies Northwell for several workplace-quality lists, including the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work and other credentialed lists for millennials, women, and other industry-specific lists. For more information on Best Places to Work certification, visit greatplacetowork.com/certification.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer, with 23 hospitals, more than 600 outpatient facilities and nearly 15,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 63,500 employees – 15,000-plus nurses and 4,000 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.
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