Insights series – issue 2: Culture of diversity, respect, and inclusion
Feb 25, 2019
Main Line Health and its president and CEO Jack Lynch have pro-actively embraced diversity by creating a culture of respect and inclusion. “We have reached sustainable impact in our community as well as in our financials,” reports Lynch. Within three years, Main Line Health reduced serious preventable harm by 83%. This shows that people can solve real problems in health systems if they work together.
This paper is designed to help other healthcare leaders envision and implement their own team-based care and create positive workplaces in the future.
- The healthcare team that treats patients every day represents the people it serves and the communities where they live.
- An engaged team-based care approach is a win-win for all: Diverse, productive, and interdisciplinary teams are more likely to think differently while identifying disparities in a patient's treatment, and to come up with innovative methods.
- The leadership team must serve as a role model for members of the workforce and encourage them to speak up.
- Creating a culture of diversity, respect, and inclusion is a constant journey and forces healthcare systems to work continuously on quality, safety, and equity.
About Jack Lynch
John J. (Jack) Lynch III has been president and CEO of Main Line Health (MLH), suburban Philadelphia's most comprehensive healthcare system, since 2005.
During his tenure, Jack Lynch and his team have strengthened the organization's commitment to quality and safety, and have enhanced the technology to support significant advances in these areas.
As former governor of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Jack Lynch serves on the boards of the Delaware Valley Healthcare Council, the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Haverford School, and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers.
About the Insights series
By joining the conversation with industry thought leaders and change makers, we are sharing forward-thinking ideas and solutions. We are also establishing a platform for leaders in healthcare to connect and exchange with peers. The Insights series offers actionable insights on how to tackle challenges and create solutions that work. Be inspired by best practices and engage with experts at the interface of technology and care.
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