Fostering inclusion across our organization
We are committed to providing safe, inclusive and equitable care. Here’s how we define each element of our core value of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Diversity means the similarities and differences of people found in our workforce and communities. Diversity includes many characteristics that may be visible, such as race, age, gender and appearance. It also includes less visible characteristics such as personality, ethnicity, religion, job function, life experience, sexual orientation, gender identity, geography, disability, regional differences, work experience and family situation – all of which make us similar to and different from one another.
Inclusion means intentionally engaging human differences and viewing such differences and strengths in both patients and team members. The key to inclusion is that we value the perspectives and life experiences of each person. These actions build an environment that fosters mutual respect, trust and commitment.
Equity exists when each person has the appropriate access to opportunities and resources to attain their highest quality of life. We must recognize and address systemic disparities and how those disparities have impacted groups and individuals.
At Novant Health, we strive to ensure that every person, including our patients, team members and communities, can attain the highest level of wellness and health.