What is Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion?

Diversity includes all the ways in which people differ, encompassing the different characteristics that make one individual or group different from another. While diversity is often used in reference to race, ethnicity, and gender, we embrace a broader definition of diversity that also includes age, national origin, religion, disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, and physical appearance. Our definition also includes diversity of thought: ideas, perspectives, and values.

Equity is the fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all people, while at the same time striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. Improving equity involves increasing justice and fairness within the procedures and processes of institutions or systems, as well as in their distribution of resources.

Inclusion is the act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for everyone. Increasingly, recognition of unconscious or ‘implicit bias’ helps organizations to be deliberate about addressing issues of inclusivity.

The goal of Spectrum Health Lakeland is to provide a workplace where everyone feels welcome, we help ensure our team members respect and trust one another and that each of us has the opportunity to grow and perform to our greatest potential.

We are in this together - success of our people directly impacts the success of our business. We want to hear the ideas and concerns of our team members, ensure people feel valued, and provide everyone with the information they need to do their jobs well. If you have questions or would like to share your ideas, please email Jerry Price at jerry.price@spectrumhealth.org.

 


 

 
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Project SEARCH

To learn more about Project SEARCH, please contact Erin Wright, Manager Recruitment, Human Resources at (269) 927-5192

Lakeland News in Review: September 2016

COVID-19 Update 9.22.21

Spectrum Health Lakeland President Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Acting Health Officer at the Berrien County Health Department, Courtney Davis, share the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County.

COVID-19 Update 9.8.21

Spectrum Health Lakeland President Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Acting Health Officer at the Berrien County Health Department, Courtney Davis, share the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County.

COVID-19 Update 8.25.2021

President Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Berrien County Medical Director and family medicine physician, Rex Cabaltica, MD, shared the latest COVID-19 updates in Berrien County

COVID-19 vaccine and kids

Pediatrician, Anne Dudley, DO, and Berrien County Health Department Medical Director, Rex Cabaltica, MD, discuss the COVID-19 vaccine for kids.

COVID-19 Update 5.4.2021

Join president, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Nicki Britten from the Berrien County Health Department for the latest COVID-19 news.

COVID-19 Update 4.14.2021

Join president, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Nicki Britten from the Berrien County Health Department for the latest COVID-19 news.

COVID-19 Update 3.31.2021

Join president, Loren B. Hamel, MD, and Nicki Britten from the Berrien County Health Department for the latest COVID-19 news.

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