Sep 1, 2022
RISE to Transform Equity, Inclusion & Diversity with Strategy and Systems at Mayo Clinic - A Conversation with Dr. Anjali Bhagra
*Mayo Clinic Stands Out*
Despite rising labor costs fueled by staffing shortages as some of the biggest challenges straining most hospital budgets Mayo Clinic, a nonprofit healthcare system stands out in its results as they've come at a time when many nonprofit hospitals have faced pressure on their operations from a surge in COVID 19 cases in the second half of the past year. And through it all, Mayo has been recognized by DiversityInc, as one of the Top 3 Health systems for its inclusive efforts and best practices. For the seventh consecutive year, Mayo Clinic also earned the top spot in the U.S. News & World Report best hospitals rankings.
In 2020, the Rochester Minnesota-based institution committed to racial equity. Our distinguished guest, Dr. Anjali Bhagra, Chief Medical Director at Mayo Clinic of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity (EID) joins us to share insights on Mayo’s journey, and the path forward in 2022, and beyond. We explore three key areas relevant to successful organizational change and equity, which requires 1) Commitment from the top, 2) Development of shared language and capability for all employees, and 3) Partnership with impacted communities. Mayo Clinic's local, national, and global EID initiatives are also featured with organizations including the World Economic Forum and the NAACP.
In August 2020, Dr. Bhagra was designated as the new medical director of Mayo Clinic's office of equity, inclusion, and diversity. A clinical investigative internist and professor of medicine at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, Dr. Bhagra also leads an active research program focused on enhancing resilience, decreasing stress and anxiety, healthy aging, through optimism and happiness, leadership and resilience, work-life balance and stress reduction in women, health care professionals and trainees.
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