What Diversity and Inclusion Mean to Us
To us, embracing diversity means embracing people’s differences, both apparent and non-apparent. Age, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disabilities, religion, language, socioeconomic status, military status and more all come together to shape the lived experiences of our patients, visitors and staff.
Not only do we strive to meet the needs of our diverse patient population, we also strive each day to be a more inclusive place to work and practice medicine. The only way to achieve true inclusion is to welcome, engage and celebrate all backgrounds and lived experiences, including those of our patients, visitors and staff — the people who make Northwestern Medicine better.
Our Commitment to Achieving Equity in Health Care
Health care is not health care unless it is equitable. We reject racism, transphobia, homophobia, sexism and all other forms of hatred and discrimination that make receiving and delivering care difficult.
We pursue practices and implement programs that tear down barriers to care, and make health and wellness more accessible to everyone who seeks it. No matter who you are, we are here to deliver individualized, culturally responsive and equitable health care.