Alan F. List, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Ten years ago Moffitt Cancer Center began an aggressive effort to address diversity on our campus because of the critical role it plays in our mission to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Our progress is evident, and we continue to improve each year.
Moffitt Diversity fosters a positive and empowering environment for our faculty and staff and improves the experience for our patients and their families by:
- Promoting cultural and linguistic competence
- Increasing patient safety
- Enhancing patient satisfaction
- Ensuring the highest quality care for all individuals
- Improving healthcare outcomes
While we have gained international recognition for our research and outstanding clinical care, we must be committed to serving our diverse patients, team members and suppliers. Together, we can ensure that all individuals have access to the outstanding cancer care provided at Moffitt.
B. Lee Green, PhD
Vice President, Moffitt Diversity
Senior Member, Health Outcomes and Behavior
Co-Director, Center for Equal Health
The essence of true diversity enriches our overall experiences. At the Moffitt Cancer Center, we seek to create and foster an environment where everyone can enter the doors and feel confident that they will receive the best state-of-the art, compassionate cancer care in the nation. This is why we continue to build and renew our commitment to promoting diversity and equity through our cancer care, research, education and employment. Our leadership believes that diversity and inclusion is paramount to achieving excellence and fulfilling our mission to “contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.”
Moffitt Diversity is charged with ensuring that the diverse communities and populations that comprise the fabric of the Cancer Center embrace our “Culture of Diversity.” This commitment to diversity will enable Moffitt to sustain its reputation as one of the premiere cancer centers in the country. At Moffitt, diversity is not addressed as a separate entity, but woven into the overall fabric of the organization’s efforts.
I am extremely excited and optimistic about the future of Moffitt and the impact that our commitment to diversity will have on our employees, our community and our contribution to the prevention and cure of cancer. Max De Pree said it best: "We need to give each other space to grow, to be ourselves, to exercise our diversity. We need to give each other space so that we may both give and receive such beautiful things as ideas, openness, dignity, joy, healing and inclusion.
We encourage you to explore the many opportunities to learn more about what we do and how it impacts the cancer center and the community.