Dignity Health California Named Newsweek’s 2023 America’s Best Workplaces for Diversity

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dignity Health (California) announced today that it has been recognized as one of America’s Best Workplaces for Diversity for 2023 by Newsweek and Plant-A Insights Group. Dignity Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a not-for-profit health system committed to improving the health of all people and dedicated to serving the common good. Newsweek and market research firm Plant-A Insights looked at 1,000 companies and based their findings on publicly available data, interviews with HR professionals and an anonymous online survey of a diverse set of employees at companies with 1,000 or more employees in the U.S. The respondents were asked questions about corporate culture, work environment and other topics both in their own companies and in others with which they are familiar. The survey yielded more than 350,000 company reviews.

“We are honored that Newsweek has recognized our efforts to create a health care system that fosters belonging, respect and value for everyone who walks through our doors,” said Julie J. Sprengel, president and CEO, CommonSpirit Health Southern California Division, Dignity Health’s parent company. “It is important that our physicians and staff reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, as we believe this builds trust among our patients, leading to improved outcomes.”

In total, the two divisions of CommonSpirit Health California represented in this ranking employ nearly 43,000 individuals who work in a variety of healthcare settings from community hospitals, urgent care clinics to surgery and imaging centers. Featured communities range from densely populated metropolitan areas such as San Francisco and Los Angeles to smaller, suburban communities such as the cities of Woodland and Camarrillo.

“California consistently ranks as one of the most diverse states in the country, and we’re proud to have made a concerted effort to reflect that diversity within our workforce,” said Shelly Shorer, Interim President and CEO, CommonSpirit Health Northern California Division, the parent company of Dignity Health. “It’s motivating to hear about this distinction as it comes after years of important work—from our launch of medical residency initiatives that expand opportunities for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) to being recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Index for health equity—we are now more encouraged than ever to continue these steady gains.”

In developing this list, Newsweek aimed to better inform the public about employers who are truly committed to diversity.

“With the word ‘diversity’ getting so much attention from companies, however, it can be difficult for job candidates, clients and potential business partners to tell who is serious about supporting a diverse workforce,” said Nancy Cooper, Chief global editor, Newsweek.

Newsweek grouped the winning companies into six major economic sectors and 34 industries. The top performing companies are themselves a diverse list covering different types of businesses. See the full list here.

About Dignity Health

Dignity Health is a multi-state, not-for-profit network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, 41 urgent care hospitals and more than 400 care centers, including community hospitals, urgent care centers, surgery and imaging, home health and health care clinics. primary care in Arizona, California and Nevada. Dignity Health is dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality and affordable patient-centered care with a special focus on the poor and underserved. Dignity Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a not-for-profit health system committed to improving the health of all people and dedicated to serving the common good. For more information, please visit our website at www.DignityHealth.org.

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