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Diversity Statement

Elizabeth Appling

Elizabeth Appling

Chief Diversity Officer

As a major healthcare institution Erlanger Health System has both an extraordinary opportunity and a responsibility to maintain a climate that supports diversity of persons as well as their views of diversity.

Diversity is an indispensable component of healthcare excellence. A commitment to diversity means a commitment to the inclusion, welcome, and support of individuals from all groups, encompassing the various characteristics of persons in our employment and community. These characteristics include race, ethnicity, natural origin, gender, age, socioeconomic background, religion, sexual orientation, and disability.

As we embrace the power of diversity, we will provide our staff, visitors, patients, and community with an experience rich in opportunities and perspectives to learn from each other. Through our employees, physicians, and clinicians our hospital is a welcoming place for all as we embrace the power of diversity.