Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Workplace diversity prized at LifeBridge Health

In our ever-changing world and workplace one thing is guaranteed: diversity is a fact of life.

"At LifeBridge Health, we embrace a culture of inclusion and mutual respect by valuing the unique contributions of each employee," says Taylor Foss, vice president of Human Resources. "We are committed as an organization to weaving diversity into the fabric of the organization."

To honor and strengthen that commitment, LifeBridge Health has launched a diversity initiative with President and CEO Warren Green as its champion.

Taylor received 50 applications for the Diversity Council's 25 seats. Members chosen represent each LifeBridge Health center and include people of various races, ages, genders, sexual orientations and lengths of employment with the organization.

"As they gathered together around a conference room for the first time, all had chosen to be there. Some knew one another, but most did not," says Ann Ray, a Human Resources director.

The council, which meets monthly for two hours, is charged with developing guiding principles and a comprehensive, measurable, three-year Diversity Project Plan. Success will be measured on a scorecard, Ann says.

"The ultimate goal," Ann says, "is that both employees and the community would say LifeBridge Health embraces the culture of inclusion and mutual respect by valuing the unique contributions of each employee."

That commitment to promoting workforce diversity is one reason the Baltimore Business Journal recently named LifeBridge Health the Best Place to Work among large employers in Baltimore for a third consecutive year.

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