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May. 18, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Great learning opportunities FREE of charge:
You are invited to learn about transforming culture and improving performance on the ASHHRA webinar. Plus, learn about health care quality among patient populations on the next IFD webinar. We hope you can take advantage of these important learning sessions.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: Shifting to a Performance-Based Culture: A Successful Journey to Improved Performance and Accountability
Tuesday, June 5
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 75 minutes
Presenter: Holly Winn, Vice President of Ancillary Services and Human Resources, Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, Wis.
Price: Free for ASHHRA members (Become a member of ASHHRA and you can register for FREE!)
Non Members: $39.99

Hear how Black River Memorial Hospital uses talent management practices and tools to transform culture and improve performance. Through effective goal management and employee accountability, the hospital moved from an environment of vague goals and missed deadlines, to a culture based on driving performance and success.

What You Will Learn:
  • How employee reviews, goal setting and organizational alignment successfully creates a performance-based culture
  • A proven approach and lessons learned for success
  • Results achieved, 100 percent performance management process compliance, organizational improvement and higher employee engagement scores
Please click here to register

IFD Webinar
Topic: Keeping it REaL: An Analysis of Health Care Quality Among Priority Patient Populations
Date: Wednesday, May 30
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenters: Juana Slade, Director of Diversity and Language Services, AnMed Health
Karen Wilson, Director of Medical Resource Management, AnMed Health

AnMed Health, a 578-bed acute care hospital system will discuss how it is applying the principles of REaL (race, ethnicity and language) data collection and cultural competence to monitor progress across race, ethnicity, and/or language need, reduce costs, analyze and improve patient outcomes, and enhance health care quality.

Price: Complimentary for IFD members and non-IFD members

Please click here to register.  Note: this is a collaborative webinar with Health Research & Trust and the Institute for Diversity

Institute for Diversity National Conference, June 5-6 — for details and to register, click here.



Diversity in the hospital C-suite: Walk it like you talk it
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Cultural and gender diversity is a laudable goal, especially for organizations' C-suites, which have traditionally lacked variety in this respect. Many health care leaders associate a diverse leadership team with improved patient satisfaction, more successful decision-making, achieved strategic goals, better clinical outcomes and stronger financial performance. Yet, despite the beneficial connections, only about 25 percent of health care leaders feel minority executives are well-represented in their organization's management, according to a recent WittKieffer survey. More

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10 ways to diversify your workforce
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In health care, a diverse staff can provide great value in meeting the needs of patients from a wide range of cultures — a lesson that carries over to other industries. More

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Diversity recruitment/retention: How to reach new talent pools with resource groups
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Medical students should study patients' cultural diversity
U.S.News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
As the United States grows more culturally diverse and we hear more languages spoken around us, clinical medical education has had to evolve as well. And with national population growth, particularly in big cities like New York and Los Angeles, which are popular with medical students, those students must not only know their jobs, but also need to know their hospitals. More

When it's time to hire, don't ignore the disabled
Fox Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In the workplace the concept of diversity is usually defined by race, color, religion, sex or national origin, with disability sometimes overlooked as a component of a diverse workforce. For entrepreneurs willing to open their doors to disabled employees, some private companies and government entities are working to make the process easier. More

Minorities still do not feel completely comfortable in Medicine
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When applying to medical school, applicants are asked whether they consider themselves to be disadvantaged, which usually means meeting specific criteria as defined by the Association of American Medical Colleges. Those requirements include living in underserved areas and belonging to certain groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in medical education. However, there are other minorities in medicine whose circumstances are not always reflected in AAMC statistics. More

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EEOC: Texas led nation in workplace discrimination complaints in 2011
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For women in the workplace, it's still about looks not deeds
MSNBC    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
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How 'diversity fatigue' undermines business growth
Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A new McKinsey report shows that U.S. companies with the highest executive-board diversity had returns on equity 95 percent higher and earnings margins 58 percent higher, on average, than those with the least executive diversity. How does this kind of bottom-line analysis affect the push to increase workplace diversity? More

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