AHA announces Equity of Care Award winner, honorees

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Kaiser Permanente of Oakland, CA, will receive the 2017 AHA Equity of Care Award July 27 at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. The award recognizes hospitals and health systems for their efforts to reduce health care disparities and advance diversity and inclusion to support the goals of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities, of which the AHA is a founder. Cone Health in Greensboro, NC; Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, FL; and Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove, IL, will be recognized as honorees. “This year’s Equity of Care award winner and honorees offer powerful examples for the rest of the health care field on how to reduce health care disparities and foster diversity and inclusion within their leadership and staff,” said AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack. “Equitable care for all is a goal that hospitals and health systems should strive for each and every day, and these hospitals are helping to lead the way.” For more information, see the news release.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, equity, awards, leadership

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