TAMPA, Fla. — Moffitt Cancer Center ranks No. 6 on the 2016 Top 10 Hospitals and Healthcare Systems list. DiversityInc announced the ranking during its diversity and inclusion keystone event Tuesday at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.
DiversityInc’s annual survey — tracking the nation’s top companies when it comes to hiring, retaining and promoting women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans — is the most rigorous, data-driven survey of its kind, gauging detailed demographics based on race/ethnicity and gender at some of the largest U.S. employers.
“To say that I am excited about being recognized by DiversityInc is an understatement,” said B. Lee Green, Ph.D., Vice President of Diversity and Community Relations at Moffitt. “Achieving this national ranking is truly a testament to all of the hard work that we collectively invest into our diversity and inclusion efforts. This is about every individual working at Moffitt and all of the patients and families that trust us with their care. With the support of our CEO and other leaders, diversity and inclusion has become a part of our core values and our culture. This recognition validates that we are moving in the right direction and helps to motivate us to continue to work hard in this area.”
Companies with more than 1,000 U.S.-based employees are eligible to enter, and there is no cost to compete. Each company’s rank is based on an objective analysis of 183 factors based on data from a 300-question survey. The four equally weighted areas of measurement are Talent Pipeline, Equitable Talent Development, CEO/Leadership Commitment and Supplier Diversity.
“This is outstanding news for Moffitt Cancer Center and something that we can all take pride in,” said Alan F. List, M.D., Moffitt’s president and CEO. “We literally recruit people from all over the world to work here, and it is important that they step into an environment that is welcoming and values new perspectives and new ideas. At the end of the day, we are a stronger company because we embrace our diversity.”
Moffitt is the only cancer center on the list and the only Florida health institution. Other health systems and hospitals on the list include: Henry Ford Health System, Cleveland Clinic, Mount Sinai Health System, Northwell Health, Mayo Clinic, TriHealth Inc., Massachusetts General Hospital, Advocate Health Care and Bon Secours Health System.
“We saw 23 companies increase their standings on the DiversityInc Top 50 and Specialty Lists in 2016, and more than 1,000 companies submitting for contention on the list,” said Luke Visconti, DiversityInc’s founder and CEO. “We are very encouraged by the commitment and dedication to diversity management shown by these top performing companies.”
Moffitt began its concentrated effort toward diversity since 2003. This is the first year that Moffitt has been named to the DiversityInc list.
To view DiversityInc’s 2016 rankings, visit www.diversityinc.com/top50 or follow the conversation online with the hashtag #DITop50.
The mission of DiversityInc is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity. The DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list began in 2001, at the same time that many corporations were beginning to understand the business value of diversity-management initiatives. The 2016 Top 50 Companies for Diversity results will be featured on DiversityInc.com and in DiversityInc magazine. For more information, visit www.diversityinc.com, https://www.facebook.com/DiversityInc, https://twitter.com/DiversityInc or http://www.linkedin.com/company/DiversityInc.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. One of the three largest cancer centers in the United States based on patient volume, the Tampa-based facility is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. With more than 5,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.