Making Health Care Better with Partnership and Progress: 2018 in Review
This year we covered a wide range of stories with impact on health care and medicine at the local, national, and international levels. From the human and economic toll of the ongoing opioid crisis to efforts to make health care better for people with complex medical conditions and social factors, our goal was to capture a snapshot of the system.
Adaptive Sports Define the Road to Recovery for Spaulding Patient
Every day, researchers, therapists, and clinicians across the Partners HealthCare System investigate rehabilitation techniques and practices aimed to improve our patients’ quality of life and increase mobility. One patient, Meredith Koch, continues to benefit from this integrated care.
Taking Pride in Partners’ Diversity and Inclusion Policies
June is Pride Month, a fitting time for organizations like Partners HealthCare to assess our own culture when it comes to diversity and inclusion. As we mark the first anniversary of our official gender and inclusion policy and toolkit, launched last June, we’re evaluating our progress and what we can still do to grow as a welcoming community.
Setting the Pace for Economic Inclusion in Our Community
As highlighted in posts on this blog, Partners HealthCare is committed to advancing diversity and inclusion, across our organization and in our communities. Now, with a newly launched initiative led by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, we join nine other organizations committed to expanding economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses.
Reflecting and Strategizing to Improve Diversity in Leadership
As the Commonwealth’s largest employer with over 73,000 employees, Partners HealthCare has committed to expanding and supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We recognize that this goal is of utmost importance, which is why we are striving to raise awareness of current challenges and share strategies for success.
Supporting All Employees: Partners HealthCare Adds Gender Identity and Gender Expression to Their Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Building upon efforts started by its LGBTQ employees, Partners HealthCare has added gender identity and gender expression to its equal employment opportunity policy, taking a leadership role as a major corporation to clarify transgender rights and help provide a road map to employees in transition.