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April 03, 2015


Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

ASHHRA Annual Conference, HR Metrics, Mentoring Program and Thought Leader Forum

ASHHRA 51st Annual Conference & Exposition – Our Early Bird Special is about to end!

Take advantage of Early Bird pricing whereby you can save up to $50 if you register by midnight, Friday, April 3, 2015. Click on the blue button to register.

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2015 Mentoring Program

The 2015 Mentoring Program is accepting registrations from practitioner members. If you are interested in participating in the Mentoring Program, complete and submit the requested information in the following link: ASHHRA Mentoring Registration. Click here for a brief video of mentor and HR leader Maureen O'Keeffe talking about the vital role of mentorship.

Thought Leader Forum: Managing Multiple Generations in Your Workforce
The American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA), a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA), in collaboration with TIAA-CREF, a financial services company and longstanding partner of ASHHRA, held its eleventh Thought Leader Forum on Saturday, September 27, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois. Click here for our free whitepaper containing the results of our Thought Leader Forum on Managing Multiple Generations in Your Workforce.

IFD Webinar, Policy Brief and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

SAVE THE DATE - April Diversity Dialogue: Asian Health Care and Disparities Reduction
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenter: Ram Raju, M.D., president and CEO, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation
Price: FREE - Webinar participation and recordings of this webinar are restricted to members of the Institute for Diversity. For more information about Institute membership, please click here.

Registration is not yet open for this webinar, but be sure to SAVE THE DATE.

New ALCDH Policy Brief Details Ways To Achieve Triple Aim
A new policy brief from the American Leadership Council on Diversity in Healthcare (ALCDH), an advisory group of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, details areas in which diversity initiatives can support efforts to achieve the Triple Aim, improving the individual experience of care, improving the health of populations and reducing the per capita cost. The brief features a number of resources, including a new toolkit from the Institute and AHA's Equity of Care initiative, that provide a framework to help hospital leaders accelerate the elimination of health care disparities and ensure their leadership teams and board members reflect the communities they serve. Kinneil Coltman, chief diversity officer at Greenville Health System, recently authored a blog for Equity of Care detailing the policy brief; to read the blog entry, click here.

Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)
Registration is open for the 2015 Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), the Institute's 10-week summer immersive internship program for academically-strong minority graduate students. This program provides hospitals the opportunity to increase diversity in health care management by offering minority graduate students full-time work experience in some of the nation's top health care facilities. Institute members enjoy a $500 reduction in administration fees. Intern matching will begin in January 2015; internships will run June – August 2015. For more information, please click here or contact Chris Biddle, membership & education specialist, at

Study: Pay gap between male and female nurses has not narrowed
Science Daily
The roles of RNs are expanding with implementation of the Affordable Care Act and emphasis on team-based care delivery. A salary gap by gender is especially important in nursing because this profession is the largest in health care and is predominantly female, affecting approximately 2.5 million women. These results may motivate nurse employers, including physicians, to examine their pay structures and act to eliminate inequities.
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3 surprising hospital leadership trends
Over the last two decades, there have been dramatic shifts in the composition of the country’s demographics. There have not, however, been significant advancements in the representation of minority leadership in our nation’s health care and hospital systems. Meanwhile, the increasing role of women has introduced several noteworthy changes to c-suites and board memberships.
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Report finds gender disparity persists in hospital leadership
While women make up a vast majority of the health care workforce, they remain woefully underrepresented in the C-suites of major health care organizations, according to a new report from Rock Health, a seed fund investing in digital health startups. The report, "The State of Women in Healthcare 2015," found that women make up only 34 percent of executives at top-100-ranked hospitals, and only 21 percent of board members at Fortune 500 health care companies, despite comprising 78 percent of the overall health care workforce.
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The right ways to bring diversity to your business
Fast Company
Too many companies are complacent about their current ways of working. They simply don't pay attention or take the time to explore how diversity could help boost their organization. Stay inside your comfort zone for too long, though, and you’ll be watching the competition attract and retain a wider variety of talent that creates innovative, agile cultures. Many companies likely know this but still choose to ignore it.
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Diversity: Faking it will not make it
Diversity Executive
Doing diversity for the right reasons has an effect on the bottom line, not just on the board’s conscience. A study published in February by the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) found that organizations with lower revenue growth, market share profitability and customer satisfaction over five years were 2.5 times more likely to say they pursue diversity and inclusion to enhance public relations and branding efforts. These low-performing organizations were 2.8 times more likely to say they use diversity for legal compliance and risk management and 3.3 times more likely to say it’s to meet shareholder expectations.
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  Make a Strong Statement with a Few Letters

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Women, minorities gain ground in U.S. workforce
Chicago Tribune
Women and minorities make up a greater share of the U.S. workforce according to a new report by CareerBuilder. The report, "Changing Face of U.S. Jobs," released this week, looked at how a more diverse population is affecting the composition of nearly 800 jobs by gender, age, and race or ethnicity.
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