Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Citing our “fantastic” Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) office, the HealthCare Diversity Council has granted RRH a Top 3 Healthcare Diversity Organizations Award.
The council commended RRH DEI initiatives to reduce healthcare disparities in underserved communities; recruit and retain a diverse workforce; and implement Community Conversations surrounding COVID-19. RRH’s active pursuit of diversity in our work environment and community programs makes it a “perfect” award recipient, the council stated.
The HealthCare Diversity Council is an organization devoted to promoting an inclusive environment of care at medical institutions nationwide. RRH received the award at the council’s National Healthcare DEI Conference, which took place virtually this week.
This award is given annually to three organizations who each:
Accepting the award on the organization’s behalf is Chief Nursing Education and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Deb Stamps, and System Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Dr. Ebony Caldwell. They shared:
In recognition of her exceptional leadership on behalf of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Rochester Regional Health Executive Vice President Deborah Stamps, Ed.D, MBA, MS, RN, GNP, NE-BC, received a prestigious Leadership Excellence Award at the 2021 National Diversity & Leadership Conference, hosted in April by DiversityFirst™.
Deb was named among 50 of the nation’s most influential diversity leaders, including Alissa Lieppman, VP, Planning & Culture, National Football League; Johann Laville, Chief Learning Officer, Merck & Co, Inc.; and Judith Toland, VP, Head of Scaled Solutions & Global Business Marketing, Facebook.
For more than 30 years, Deb has worked tirelessly to improve health system performance, ensure patient safety, and create opportunities for all those wishing to pursue health careers. Today as Rochester Regional’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, she leads the health system’s sustained, focused, and informed effort to embed inclusion, and equity as organizational values and practice.
Among her countless contributions, Deb is a driving force behind the College of Health Careers. Out in the community, her team’s “Community Conversations” reach out to diverse populations about the importance of COVID-19 vaccination.
RRH thanks Deb for her dynamic efforts on behalf of us all, and congratulates her on this much-deserved national recognition.