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AIAMC Members Selected to Participate in National Initiative VIII JEDI: Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Twenty-seven AIAMC-member institutions representing 34 teams have been selected to participate in the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Center’s (AIAMC’s) National Initiative VIII on JEDI:  Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion.  These hospitals and health systems span the United States from Washington State to Florida:

  • AdventHealth Orlando – Orlando, FL
  • Ascension St. Vincent/ Good Samaritan Hospitals – Evansville and Vincennes, IN
  • Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital – Rochester, MI
  • Atrium Health Carolinas Medical Center – Charlotte, NC
  • Aurora Health Care-Milwaukee, WI
  • Baptist Health South Florida – Miami, FL
  • Bassett Medical Center- Cooperstown, NY
  • Baystate Health – Springfield, MA
  • Billings Clinic – Billings, MT
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center – Los Angeles, CA
  • ChristianaCare - Newark, DE
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General – Cleveland and Akron, OH
  • Community Health Network – Indianapolis, IN
  • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital – Sayre, PA
  • Hackensack Meridian Health Ocean Medical Center – Brick, NJ
  • HonorHealth – Scottsdale, AZ
  • Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano FM Residency Program – Vallejo, CA
  • Lahey Hospital and Medical Center – Burlington, MA
  • Main Line Health – Wynnewood, PA
  • Monmouth Medical Center- Long Branch, NJ
  • Ochsner Health - New Orleans, LA
  • OhioHealth– Columbus, OH
  • Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center – Baton Rouge, LA
  • St. Luke’s University Health Network Anderson & Bethlehem Campuses – Easton and Bethlehem, PA
  • TriHealth, Inc - Cincinnati, OH
  • UnityPoint Health Des Moines - Des Moines, IA
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center- Seattle, WA

The AIAMC National Initiative (NI) is the only national and multi-institutional collaborative of its kind in which residents lead multidisciplinary teams in quality improvement projects aligned to their institution’s strategic goals.  Seventy hospitals and health systems and more than 1,400 individuals have participated in the AIAMC National Initiatives since 2007, driving change that has resulted in meaningful and sustainable outcomes improving the quality and safety of patient care.

Selections were based upon demonstrated commitment to better understanding and improving JEDI in clinical learning environments.  These teams will collaborate in developing and implementing a JEDI plan that will positively impact both individual performance and institutional culture.  Participants will attend four learning sessions as well as monthly networking teleconferences and educational webinars during the 18-month Initiative.  “It is time for leaders in healthcare to take an active stand for justice, equity, diversity and inclusion”, states Kimberly Pierce Burke, AIAMC Executive Director.  “Inclusion is at the foundation of effective interdisciplinary care and -- with diversity -- core to excellence.  The AIAMC looks forward to taking a leadership role in this critically important work.”