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Becker's Hospital Review: 86 hospital and health system diversity, equity and inclusion officers to know

Michelle Wimes

By Anna Falvey & Claire Wallace

When diversity, equity and inclusion are integrated into the framework of hospitals and health systems, patients and staff members benefit. DEI leaders are directing efforts to create inclusive healthcare environments where everyone feels welcomed, valued and safe. 

These DEI officers are instituting training sessions, establishing business resource groups, creating scholarship programs and improving hiring practices in an effort to uplift diverse populations and enhance health equity at their organizations and within their communities. 

Michelle Wimes. Senior Vice President and Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Children's Mercy Kansas City (Mo.). Ms. Wimes directs equity and inclusion strategies for the hospital. She also offers guidance to leadership regarding how best to tackle gaps in cultural competency and health disparities. In addition, she is a nationally renowned presenter, speaker and author who addresses professional development and diversity inclusion in the workplace. She has launched a DEI video series that emphasizes the importance of DEI in staffing, culture and patient experience, and has also advocated for a nationwide benchmarking strategy to evaluate racial and ethnic representations in clinical research. 


See the full list via Becker's Hospital Review

Diversity, equity and inclusion at Children's Mercy