At Baylor Scott & White Health, diversity is a foundation of our business success. Diverse representation is vital, and we continue to work towards creating an environment of open dialogue and trust in inclusion and individual contributions to our business goals. We recognize and support the need to reasonably accommodate applicants and employees with disabilities, and we are passionately committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and values all people.
This principle applies to all areas of employment. From recruitment and hiring to training, promotions, compensation and benefits, and social and recreational programs. Baylor Scott & White Health strives to be an employer of choice with an inclusive environment for all individuals.
Diversity management is key to achieving our Mission. With the changing demographics and cultural differences inherent in today’s health care market, we must continue to relate effectively, not only to our patients, their families, and the communities we serve but also to our business partners and coworkers. We look forward to another year of growth in our commitment to care for an increasingly diverse patient population and to supporting coworkers, colleagues and associates of all races, religions, genders, ages, disability status, veteran status, and ethnic backgrounds.
Through the work of the Diversity Management Council, under the guidance of Jackie Tischler, Interim Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Sponsor of the council, and Guwan Jones, MPH, CHES, Chief Diversity Officer, we saw many successes in 2019.
We hired 123 employees with disabilities and 534 veterans last year. Our current number of military employees is 2,495.
We earned the 94th spot on the 2018 Best Workplaces for Diversity by Great Place to Work and Fortune (the second year we made the list).
For the fourth consecutive year, we were named to the Top 10 Gold Military Friendly Employer's list. This year we ranked #7.
We were once again designated as a Texas Mother-Friendly Worksite.
We were a perfect scorer in the 2018 Disability Equality Index as a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.
We were named DIVERSEability Magazine's 2018 Top Disability-Friendly Company.
Living our mission makes a difference to our patients and our employees. DeAnna White is a long-time employee who is deaf. She shares her unique talents with our patients and she inspires those around her to make a difference.
As a health care system committed to improving the health of those we serve, we are asking our employees to model the same behaviors that we promote to our patients. As of January 1, 2012, Baylor Scott & White Health no longer hires individuals who use nicotine products.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. To view the most recent EEO is the Law Poster, click here.