If you would like to join the Diversity Committee, there is always room for
more collaboration, and I invite you to reach out directly to me at email@example.com
am proud to say that we successfully completed four main DEI goals in 2021.
First, the Committee drafted, reviewed, and finalized a chapter-specific DEI
statement, which we were able to do with the guidance of the National ACHE
Statement on Diversity. Creating this statement was essential to show the
chapter’s support towards inclusion and equity for our members. The statement
is as follows:
“The South Texas
Chapter of ACHE celebrates diversity among healthcare leaders. The Chapter
believes in the fair and equitable treatment of all people. STC-ACHE recognizes
diversity, equity, and inclusion as ethical and business imperatives and
we were able to encourage diverse panelists throughout the year’s educational
sessions. In doing, out of all panelists 64% were racial/ethnic minorities, 36%
worked at non-hospital settings, 36% were women, and 27% were early careerists.
By having more diverse panelists we are able to get better insight into how to
treat our patients for increased health equity within our community. On top of
having diverse panels, we were also able to host DEI-related educational
sessions this year to provide knowledge and best practices that healthcare
leaders would be able to take to their place of employment. Lastly, we were
able to highlight diverse events, months, and individuals through our quarterly
successfully implementing and reaching these goals, as a chapter, we hope that
we are making our members feel more welcomed, feel that they belong, and better
equipped with knowledge and skills to continuously improve their career.
Looking forward to 2022, we will continue to collect DEI metrics as we are
able, get direct feedback from our members, and create a DEI landing page on
the STC ACHE website to showcase our DEI efforts and initiatives. I very much
look forward to a fantastic year filled with safer in-person sessions,
networking events, and continued growth of our chapter.