Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Healthier communities driven by excellence, innovation and equity

Exceptional Care for Everyone

Fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) across our hospitals and practices strengthens our communities. It helps us better serve you and the more than 1 million people in eastern Massachusetts who rely on us for care.

Our goal is to ensure everyone has access to providers and services that honors their social, cultural and language needs. You can rely on us to provide exceptional care regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability status or financial situation.

We also recognize the value of an inclusive workplace for our patients; people of all backgrounds serving patients of all backgrounds. We set out to increase the economic opportunities in the communities we serve by supporting minority, women, LGBTQ, veteran and disabled owned businesses, increasing economic opportunity for more of our neighbors.

Through our internal efforts and partnerships with outside organizations, we're working to address the challenges we face in our communities, at the state level and nationally.

Nurturing a Diverse, Inclusive Workplace

We understand the importance of creating a workforce that mirrors the diversity in our communities and advances inclusion and health care equity.

As our employee, you'll benefit from our efforts to:

  • Hire a diverse leadership group and attract, retain and develop diverse talent
  • Create system-wide anti-discrimination policies and a code of conduct that promotes inclusion and belonging
  • Develop training opportunities that focus on continuing DEI education
  • Implement protocols that remove bias and inequity from selection, hiring and promotion practices
  • Increase diversity to reflect our communities, in our board, leadership team, care delivery staff and researchers
  • Promote programs for the retention and advancement of diverse talent

We believe that providing the best care for the people we serve begins by best supporting the people who provide that care.

Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Office at Beth Israel Lahey Health directs our efforts to embrace all we serve. The office develops and advocates for policies, processes and business practices that benefit you, our communities and our workforce.

The Center for Health Equity Research and Innovation

We are committed to eliminating the discrepancies in disease, disability and death rates.

That's why we recently created the Center for Health Equity Research and Innovation at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Lahey Health. This new initiative advances research into what makes some communities less healthy than others and promotes high-quality care for all.