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Premier Health Partners Recognized For Decade Of Work In Diversity

(Dayton, H) For more than 10 years, Premier Health Partners (PHP) has developed and implemented a corporate diversity initiative supported by its executive team that is now attaining rightful recognition in the community. The Miami Valley’s second largest employer recently accepted the Greater Dayton Workplace Diversity Award presented by three esteemed Dayton organizations with the mission of influencing diversity in the community. "A successful diversity program is extremely important," says Tom Breitenbach, president and CEO of PHP. "With a looming labor shortage of health professionals, many health organizations not committed to a diverse workforce will lose out in the competition for top talent." PHP earned its recognition by committing to improving internal and external diversity policies far exceeding that of other award applicants. Across the spectrum of PHP companies and subsidiaries, diversity programs include: a strategic hiring and recruitment process; a patient advocacy program; community dialogue concerning race relations; and a broad range of internal checks and balances to continually improve diversity throughout the organization.

"Diversity is not only about counting heads, but making sure those heads count," said Stacy Lawson, PHP director of diversity. "We’re honored to be recognized for the daily work we do in diversity, but we will not rest on our laurels because our work is never done." Premier Health Partners was awarded the second Annual Greater Dayton Workplace Diversity Award at The National Conference for Community and Justice of Greater Dayton Twenty-ninth Friendship Awards Dinner. This year’s award was sponsored by the Frank Gates Service Company. The award was presented by the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce, The Dayton Foundation Diversity Task Force, and the National Conference for Community and Justice of Greater Dayton.