Respect for All,
Right Here.

At St. Elizabeth, our diversity, equity and inclusion framework is centered around three key strategic pillars:

  • Equitable outcomes for patients and their families.
  • Accelerating an inclusive culture.
  • Strengthening community partnerships and engagement.

We commit ourselves to intentional and sustained focus in these areas and the many initiatives and efforts that support them. Collectively, they represent our commitment to inclusion:

Health Equity, Culture and Community are the driving spirits in everything we do for our patients, community, and each other ─ connecting the compassionate care we deliver and the healthy communities we envision with an assurance of dignity and respect for all. We recognize that an environment enriched with people from various cultures and backgrounds working together will help us address health disparities and enhance cultural awareness. We include everyone and everything, with no one and nothing left out, so that we can lead the region to become one of the healthiest communities in the nation.

St. Elizabeth Associate Resource Groups

St. Elizabeth Associate Resource Groups are voluntary associate-led groups designed to serve as resources to our associates and support the organization in creating a diverse, inclusive and engaged workplace. We consider them as vehicles to find, support, engage and develop our associates:

  • Healthcare Young Professional Ensemble (HYPE)
  • Knowledge and Inclusion of Neurodiversity and Disabilities (KIND)
  • Multi-Ethnic Resource Group (MERG)
  • People Respecting Individuality, Diversity, and Equality (PRIDE)
  • Veterans Associate Resource Group (VARG)
  • Women in St. Elizabeth (WiSE)

“As a fellow, I have the ability to move freely throughout the system and learn. My curiosity is limitless, and encouraged. At St. Elizabeth, not only are we connected to each other, but we are deeply connected to the communities we serve. We work hard to ensure that our patients have access to care right where they need it, while also investing in other areas of impact on our patients such as food insecurity, literacy in schools, and much more.”

Selma Cikaric, MHSA, Administrative Fellow

Co-Chair of the Healthcare Young Professionals Ensemble (HYPE)

“St. Elizabeth’s most important commodity is its associates. It has been a pleasure to have the support to engage our associates around projects that are focused on the Veteran’s experience. I believe that we are going to continue to make a positive impact in the lives of the associate, the patient and family and the community at large.”

Ricardo Horn, BSN, RN, Manager of Post Acute Community Relationships

Chair of the Veterans Associate Resource Group (VARG)

“What I love most about working at St. Elizabeth is the sense that I belong here. I’m motivated in my role to extend the gifts of belonging and health to our diverse community through efforts like See, Test, and Treat, a grant-sponsored cervical and breast cancer screening program for uninsured women.”

Jeremy Hart, MD, MBA, FCAP, Medical Director of Clinical Labs


We hold various programs for our associates to celebrate the following designated months. In addition, we focus on improving health outcomes for the various populations, as well as championing diversity and cultural awareness.

  • African American/Black History Month
  • Women’s History Month
  • Minority Health Month
  • Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Hispanic Heritage Month
  • Veterans Day

Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council (DIAC)

The St. Elizabeth Healthcare Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Council (DIAC) serves all of our associates, as well as patients and Northern Kentucky communities. Its goal is to support, promote and champion diversity, inclusion and health equity. We also hold an annual summit for community leaders to discuss new ways to advance diversity and inclusion in the region.

Language Services

We are committed to providing care in the primary languages that our patients are most comfortable with. We communicate with Limited English Proficient (LEP) patients using interpretation and translation services to give them meaningful access and an equal opportunity to participate in our services, activities, programs and other benefits. Languages we support include:

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • Bosnian
  • Burmese
  • Chin Hakha
  • French
  • Fulani
  • Hakka-Hakka
  • Hindi
  • Japanese
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Urdu
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese
  • Wolof