OB/GYN at BIDMC Prioritizes Diversity, Inclusion & Advocacy
We know that diversity, inclusion & advocacy are at the heart of who we are and what we do.
Before the two hospitals merged, the Deaconess Hospital was founded by a group of women who dedicated themselves to the care of the sick and the poor, and the Beth Israel Hospital was founded by Boston’s Jewish community to meet the needs of a growing immigrant population. That history drives us to always be at the forefront of representation for all persons regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, socioeconomic status, immigration status, religion, disability, or any other social characteristic.
Evidence proves that the most successful patient care comes from providers that share similar experiences and backgrounds. As such, we strive to recruit, develop, and advance a diverse workforce that will receive outstanding training in a safe and welcoming environment. Through these efforts, we can ensure the best care for the people we serve and brighten the future of healthcare.
The principal values that underlie diversity, inclusion and advocacy are equity, justice, respect and dignity for all. While diversity and inclusion focus on who we are in our internal workplace, advocacy is how we apply our values externally to take a stand on public policy issues that affect our patients and our professions.
Watch a video to hear how Harvard Medical School trainees and program leaders describe their experiences with diversity, Harvard-affiliated training programs and life in Boston.