UNMH Earns National Top-10 Diversity Ranking

DiversityInc Ranks UNMH Tenth in Diversity Hospital Systems

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – DiversityInc recently announced its 2013 Top50 Companies for Diversity, with University of New Mexico Hospitals ranking number 10 on the “Hospital Systems” Specialty List.

According to DiversityInc, UNM Hospitals earned a spot on the list in part with its 2010 formation of an Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which includes a major emphasis on reducing healthcare disparities. In addition, UNMH board of directors has 50 percent more racial/ethnic diversity and double the female diversity of the DiversityInc Top 50 averages. Its top level (CEO and direct reports) has double the percentage of women of the DiversityInc Top 50.

The hospital’s management demographics are related to its formal mentoring program, which includes group, peer and on-boarding mentoring. The mentoring initiative has measurable goals to assess progress, formal follow-up and is available across the organization. Almost three-quarters of the mentoring pairs are in cross-cultural relationships, and mentors receive cultural-competence training. Senior executives are part of the formal mentoring initiative.

UNM Hospitals also has mandatory diversity training for all its managers and for its entire workforce. The hospital’s executives also are very involved in the community, with 58 percent of its senior executives (top two levels) sitting on the boards of directors of multicultural nonprofits.

The process of determining The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity is based on empirical data. In order to participate, an organization must have 1,000 employees or more and complete a detailed, 300-question survey, which is divided into four equally weighted areas: CEO Commitment, Human Capital, Corporate and Organizational Communications, and Supplier Diversity. Each company is judged within its own industry, and each application is vetted by DiversityInc staff.

For the 2013 survey, 893 companies participated. DiversityInc 2013 survey results show that Top 50 companies have:

  • 76 percent more Blacks, Latinos and Asians on their boards of directors than theFortune500 
  •  54 percent more women on their boards of directors than theFortune500
  • 43 percent more women in the top level (CEO and direct reports) than theFortune500
  • 16.6 percent more Blacks, Latinos and Asians in the top level (CEO and direct reports) than theFortune500
  • 14 times more CEOs who are Black, Latino or Asian than theFortune500 (16 percent of Top 50 CEOs are Black, Latino or Asian vs. 1.2 percent for the Fortune 500)

The full list of 2013 honorees can be found at www.DiversityInc.com/top50. For more information on UNM Hospitals, visit http://hospitals.unm.edu/.

Contact: Luke Frank, 272-3322

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