Wednesday, August 15, 2018


11:30 a.m. CT


1 hour


Toward Inclusion and Diversity: Empowering Improvement

In this three-part series, we will spotlight leading health care organizations on their journey toward inspiring a culture of inclusion and diversity in both patient care and employee engagement. Find out how these hospitals and health care systems have achieved a deeper perspective of diversity to enable high-quality, inclusive, equitable and safe care environments. The highlighted organizations are a mix of big and small, rural and urban, and are located in communities across the country. Some are early in their journey, while others have already made significant strides to advance inclusion and diversity to address health disparities. We hope you’ll be inspired by their passion and dedication toward improving the health and well-being of the individuals they serve, and that you, too, will find ways to take steps toward inclusion and diversity in your organization. 

Our second program on Aug. 15 will focus on empowering improvement efforts through inclusion and diversity initiatives. How have organizations prioritized such initiatives and kept momentum strong during the journey? Hear a panel of speakers from UW Medicine and Barnes-Jewish Hospital share their experiences and ongoing commitment to advancing inclusion and diversity, and promoting equitable patient care.


Paul Hayes
Executive Director, Harborview Medical Center
UW Medicine

Paula Houston
Director of Healthcare Equity
UW Medicine

Martine Pierre-Louis
Director of Interpretive Services
UW Medicine

Steven Player
Director of the Center for Diversity and Cultural Competency
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

The Vizient® Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Community Knowledge Network education series, presented by the Vizient HIIN, focuses on safety challenges that are currently facing the industry. Webinars and webcasts in the series offer continuing education credit, which is outlined in the following designation statement. These webinars and webcasts are available to all Partnership for Patients stakeholders, including all Vizient members, HIIN participants, Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other federal and state organizations, as well as patients and their family members.

For more information, contact Juli Hermanson.