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Mary Free Bed's Commitment to Diversity

Diversity at Mary Free Bed means we recognize all the ways patients, families, and communities differ individually and interpersonally. Understanding diversity involves acknowledging cultural and other differences and traditions by identifying and empathizing with differing beliefs and behaviors. Mary Free Bed uses the strength of these differences to improve services to the community.

Stroke patient with nurses

Mary Free Bed also values diversity among its staff. We recruit employees sharing Mary Free Bed’s organizational values from all areas of the workforce. Hospital leadership fosters an environment that embraces differences by enhancing staff members’ knowledge and experience. Mary Free Bed employees serve all patients, families, and each other with dignity and respect. Creativity and sensitivity to individual needs and differences are valued.

Diversity and Inclusion Program

Mary Free Bed’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is evident by the organization’s initiatives. A diversity and inclusion steering committee, comprised of members of the senior leadership team, is responsible for overseeing a comprehensive program that puts into operation Mary Free Bed’s diversity vision using specific outcome measures to ensure accountability and ongoing evaluation. Diversity and Inclusion Program components include:

Program facilitators administer these programs and track progress made toward each component’s goals. The steering committee meets regularly with program facilitators and the employee committee to review outcomes

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