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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Our DEI Journey

At Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, we commit to systemic change for health equity by:

  • Advocating change to end health disparities and systemic racism.
  • Putting our own house in order.
  • Building right and just relationships with our communities.

Confronting Racism by Achieving Health Equity Pledge, endorsed by The Catholic Health Association of the United States Board of Trustees on July 27, 2020

DEI Stands for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

DEI Stands for Diversity, Equity & InclusionDiversity is the presence of differences within a given setting. It is the broad range of similarities and differences including, but not limited to, race, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, ethnicity, disabilities, abilities, points of view, levels of education, personalities, thinking styles, work experiences and military experiences.

Equity is the process of ensuring that programs are impartial, fair and provide equal possible outcomes for every individual. Equity provides the tools needed for everyone to be successful, knowing not everyone needs the exact same tools.

Inclusion is the practice of ensuring that people feel a sense of belonging in the workplace. Inclusion provides equal opportunity to all people to fully engage themselves in creating an environment and a cultural attitude whereby everyone and every group fits, feels accepted, has value, and is supported by a foundation built on trust and mutual respect.

Diversity Blessing

May God who created a world of diversity and vibrancy go with us as we embrace life in all its fullness.

May the Son who teaches us to care for strangers go with us as we try to be good neighbors in our communities.

May the Spirit who breaks down our barriers and celebrates community go with us as we find the courage to create a place of welcome for all.

Anoint our hearts, our hands, our intentions and this work, O God, so that in our endeavors we may amplify your love for each of us.


Imago Dei

Read more about our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion journey and model.

Download Our 2021 DEI Impact Report