SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4)-Recently, Forbes ranked the University of Utah Health (U of U Health) among the top 50 of the 500 best owners for diversity in 2022.
According to U of U Health representatives, Forbes partnered with market research firm Statista and surveyed 50,000 Americans who work for businesses with at least 1,000 employees to identify companies that “ most dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion. ”
Overall, U of U Health ranked No. 41 of the 500 organizations recognized nationwide. It’s a big jump from No. 98, which the company put back in 2021. In addition, U of U Health representatives stressed that their organization is the only health care provider from the state of Utah that has received the assignment.
“We are honored to be recognized for this important achievement and to see positive movement from last year,” said Sarah Sherer, chief human resources officer for the University of Utah Health. “We are committed to listening, learning, and making sure we critically examine how we continue to improve and provide equitable treatment for our colleagues, patients, and community. We recognize that we still have more. work that is in front of us and we strive to ensure that our infrastructures and culture promote a place of belonging, acceptance, growth, opportunities, and above all respect.
The survey examined employees ’opinions on a variety of topics including age, gender equality, ethnicity, disability, LGBTQ +, as well as overall diversity about the companies they work for. Factors such as diversity of company leaders, open communication of different company cultures, and positions provided to transform the company were also considered in the survey.
Consistent with this success, U of U Health was most recently recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of the best places to work as an LGBTQ+ person.