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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center affirms, through deliberate execution, diversity and inclusion as important organizational values. Cincinnati Children's values and regards diversity as an organizational asset, utilizing the strengths and benefits it brings to patients, families, visitors, employees, volunteers, our community and suppliers, to maximize our ability to achieve Cincinnati Children's mission.
Cincinnati Children's defines diversity and inclusion as any aspect that differentiates groups and people from one another. Aspects of personal and cultural backgrounds that make us diverse and multicultural include:
Managing diversity is the set of actions that Cincinnati Children's takes to establish and support a culture in which personal and cultural backgrounds are leveraged effectively, allowing Cincinnati Children's to:
Business Imperatives for Managing Diversity
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center encourages employees to participate in its events and activities, many of which are listed here.
Diversity Orientation (Phase I)Phase I Diversity Training provides an opportunity to get an overview of essential diversity concepts. This course affirms that diversity and multiculturalism are important organizational values. The training provides a general overview of many concepts, yet encourages an understanding of the inclusiveness of all employees. This course is required for all employees and is web-based.
Diversity, Making It WorkDiversity, Making It Work Training builds on the common language and understanding established in Diversity Orientation (Phase I). It provides an opportunity to look at various topics in more depth.
Activities and concepts introduced in Diversity Orientation (Phase I) and new ideas are examined as they impact relationships inside and beyond Cincinnati Children's. Participants are challenged to think about how diversity impacts their lives and the lives of others. The training uses small group activities, discussions, videos, and other learning tools.
Manager's Diversity Training (Full Day)Manager's Diversity Training is required for all managers and its goal is to help managers build competence and skills for today's healthcare environment. The session objectives are:
Lunch and LearnMonthly Lunch and Learn seminars are an opportunity for Cincinnati Children's employees to gather for an hour to learn and discuss various diversity topics. Each month, we explore a new topic through presentations, dialog / discussion, activities, panels, etc. Questions are always welcomed and encouraged.
Cincinnati Children's Earns Minority Business Supplier AwardCincinnati Children's received a Cincinnati USA Supplier Diversity Circle of Excellence Award for proactively pursuing the growth and development of minority businesses.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is committed to fostering the development and advancement of businesses owned, managed and controlled by ethnic minorities and women. We try to proactively identify minority-owned businesses and offer them a chance to compete with other suppliers. We welcome the opportunity to build strong, rewarding relationships with high-quality diverse suppliers and service providers in our communities.
Cincinnati Children's is working hard to make our supplier base reflect the community and the markets we serve.
Minority Business EnterpriseA minority business is a business with at least 51 percent ownership by one or more minority person who exercises operational authority over daily affairs of the business, has the power to direct management and policies, and receives the beneficial interests of the business. A minority can be anyone from these groups:
Contact PurchasingFor further information, contact Suresh Nirody, associate vice president, at 513-636-2240 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.During the third week in January, Cincinnati Children's honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. . Each year we take nominations for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, which is granted to an individual who exhibits: sensitivity to issues of dignity, caring for and helping others, leadership, vision, patience, service to the Cincinnati Children's community and humility.
Women's History MonthThe contributions women employees make to Cincinnati Children's are celebrated each year during Women's History Month. Health professionals, educators, and researchers present a variety of programs and activities throughout the month. Additionally, Cincinnati Children's honors those who demonstrate courage, integrity, wisdom, leadership service and respect for others throughout the year, with the annual "Outstanding Woman of Cincinnati Children's Award".
National Hispanic Heritage MonthSeptember 15 to October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage month. National Hispanic Heritage Month is an opportunity to honor these contributions and celebrate the rich cultural traditions of our Hispanic-American community.
In accordance with direction from senior management, the Diversity Advisory Council develops, implements and recommends strategies and actions for managing diversity at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
The Diversity Advisory Council is comprised of management, faculty, physicians and employees. In populating the Council, we seek representation across locations (main campus and outpatient satellites), division and departments, positions, levels within the management team, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and tenure with Cincinnati Children's. We have 36 Diversity Advisory Council members.
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