HCE Diversity Initiative Overview
In 2012, Healthcare Executives of Southern California (HCE) embarked upon one of its most important initiatives: increase diversity awareness in the local healthcare market. HCE values and desires to actively promote diversity in its leaders, affiliates, and staff because diverse participation can serve as a catalyst for improved decision making, increased productivity, and a competitive advantage.
Further, HCE works to foster an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions and supports the advancement of all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability. An inclusive environment can enhance the quality of healthcare, improve hospital/community relations, and positively affect the health status of society.
HCE Diversity Initiative Objectives
Promote Diversity in Management
To support the American College of Healthcare Executives’ efforts in promoting Diversity in Healthcare Management
To support the professional development of Latino, Asian, African-American and other affinity group healthcare executives
To provide various diversity-focused programs to promote diversity and inclusion in the Southern California Healthcare industry
Affinity Group Collaboration
To enhance the collaboration of HCE with affinity groups and individuals
To encourage a more diversified HCE membership base, more consistent with the demographic make-up of the Southern California community
Diversity Programs Offered by ACHE
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