Diversity & Inclusion | St. Elizabeth HealthCare
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

Respect for all,
right here.

At St. Elizabeth, Diversity & Inclusion is built on the foundation of Respect for ALL, as well as a commitment to honoring the dignity and diversity of our associates, physicians, patients, families and community members. 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 America.

Diversity & Inclusion at St. Elizabeth Healthcare

STEADI

St. Elizabeth Advancing Diversity & Inclusion

Our STEADI initiative is designed to increase diversity at all levels, functions and areas within the organization. In partnership with community partners, colleges and universities, we make the application process much easier and accessible. We provide:

Mini-career fairs

Career open house at our locations

Local, regional and national career fair participation

Virtual career fairs

Job ads, print and digital

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:

Women in St. Elizabeth (WiSE)

Young Professionals

Veterans

Multi-Ethnic Diverse Voices

Neurodiversity Disabilities

St. Elizabeth-Gateway Alumni

St. Elizabeth Associate Resource Groups
  • “For the past 17 years at St. Elizabeth, I have experienced an organization that embraces and appreciates diversity at every level. I’m proud to work for an organization that cares for its community, staff and employees even in the hardest times, such as COVID-19 and the recent surge for justice and equality that has affected our nation. St Elizabeth has always been right here for all people from all walks of life.”

    - Seglitter, Chart Management Technician

  • “In my role at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, I have the privilege of supporting physicians who reflect the community we serve and represent different socio-economic backgrounds, races, ages, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and religious affiliations. This diversity strengthens our patient care outcomes, enriches our work experience and positions St. Elizabeth as a healthcare leader taking real actions on inclusion and equality.”

    - Michele, AVP, Physician Services & Engagement

  • “The greatest privilege of my career has been the opportunity to be a part of the St. Elizabeth family. I have been afforded vast opportunities for growth and development. St. Elizabeth paid for my master’s degree and rewarded my accomplishments through promotion. Our mission, vision and values are not just words on a wall – they are the guiding force of the daily work that we do at all levels of the organization.”

    - Brandi, SPHR, Sr. HR Business Partner

St. Elizabeth diversity celebrations for designated months

Diversity Celebrations

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

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

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.