Marriottsville, MD , May 24, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bon Secours Health System has earned a place on the 2016 Top 10 Hospitals and Health Systems ranking, DiversityInc announced during its diversity and inclusion keystone event held at Cipriani Wall Street on Tuesday, April 19.
DiversityInc’s annual survey – tracking the nation’s top companies when it comes to hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT, and veterans – is the most rigorous, data-driven survey of its kind, gauging detailed demographics based on race/ethnicity and gender at some of the largest U.S. employers.
“We saw 23 companies increase their standings on the DiversityInc Top 50 and Specialty Lists in 2016, and more than 1,000 companies submitting for contention on the list,” said Luke Visconti, DiversityInc’s founder and CEO.
“We are proud to be recognized for our commitment and dedication to diversity and inclusion. Becoming a leader in diversity and inclusion has long been one of Bon Secours’ top priorities,” said Rich Statuto, chief executive officer of Bon Secours Health System.
Companies with more than 1,000 U.S.-based employees are eligible to enter, and there is no cost to compete. Each company’s rank is based on an objective analysis of 183 separate factors, based on data from a 300-question survey. The four equally weighted areas of measurement are Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development, CEO/Leadership Commitment, and Supplier Diversity.
“In alignment with our mission, values and Catholic identity, our vision is to become a national health care leader in providing compassionate, inclusive, and culturally competent care. This recognition supports that vision. It is also a testament to the over 23,000 employees across our organization, who work tirelessly to heal and nurture our patients, residents and communities with love and compassion,” said Gloria Goins, chief diversity officer of Bon Secours Health System.
The announcement dinner Tuesday included a keynote address from Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole, director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art; a sponsor address by Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr.; and an after-party with entertainment from Kool & The Gang.
For a look at all of DiversityInc’s 2016 rankings, visit http://www.diversityinc.com/top50 or follow the conversation online with the hashtag #DITop50.
The mission of DiversityInc is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time that many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results will be featured on DiversityInc.com and in DiversityInc magazine. For more information, visit www.diversityinc.com;https://www.facebook.com/DiversityInc;https://twitter.com/DiversityInc; http://www.linkedin.com/company/DiversityInc.
The 2016 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity event is made possible thanks to the following sponsors: Abbott, Accenture, ADP, AT&T, Bayer, Boeing, Comcast NBCUniversal, Cox Communications, CVS Health, Deloitte, EMC, EY, General Motors, Hilton Worldwide, IBM, Kaiser Permanente, Marriott International, MasterCard, Monsanto, Nielsen, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential Financial, Sodexo, Target, TD Bank, The Walt Disney Company, Time Warner, Toyota Motor North America, Wells Fargo, Wyndham Worldwide.
About Bon Secours Health System, Inc.
Bon Secours Health System, headquartered in Marriottsville, Maryland, a $3.5 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system, owns, manages, or joint ventures 19 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, four assisted living facilities, and several home care and hospice programs. Bon Secours’ more than 23,000 caregivers help people in ten communities in six states, primarily on the East Coast. For more information, visit the website at www.bshsi.org.
Diana Stager Bon Secours Health System 410-442-5511 Diana_Stager@bshsi.org
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