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A Legacy of Commitment

More than 17 years ago, Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) formally acknowledged its commitment to diversity by establishing a diversity committee. Since then, we’ve made diversity education a long-term strategy that is integral to our organization’s mission, vision, and values.

2007

  • Developed Supplier Diversity Policy and established baseline and goals for supplier diversity initiative

2006

  • Implemented standardized means to collect race of our patients to measure quality of care

2005

  • Included diversity in manager job descriptions as a line item of accountability
  • Developed Cultural Communications Guide

2004

  • Diversity initiatives and profiles added to MVH website and internal intranet site

2003

  • Added sexual orientation to non-discrimination policy
  • Documents translated into Spanish
  • Employees participate in Dayton Dialogue on Race Relations model
  • 1,500 employees attend first Diversity Fair

2002

  • Distributed first monthly diversity calendar to employees
     

2001

  • Culturally sensitive patient care items added to admission kits
  • Developed Minority Internship Program
  • Implemented a diversity hiring policy

2000

  • Began measuring patient satisfaction by race and gender
  • Diversity/patient satisfaction integrated into new employee orientation
  • Harassment policy developed

1999

  • Directors finish first diversity plans
  • Every employee participates in mandatory education
  • Minority churches are visited for recruitment efforts

1998

  • Diversity manager hired

1997

  • Dimension of diversity added to Organizational Practices survey

1992

  • First Minority Nursing Scholarship awarded

1990

  • Diversity committee is formed