TAMPA, Fla. — For the fifth consecutive year, Moffitt Cancer Center has been recognized on DiversityInc’s Top Hospitals & Health Systems List. The organization released its rankings on May 5 and placed Moffitt at No. 5.
Moffitt is the only cancer center — and the only health care organization in Florida — to make the list. Northwell Health in New York, the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Cleveland Clinic and Wellstar Health System in Atlanta placed first through fourth, respectively.
“Inclusion is a Moffitt value that the institution takes seriously,” said B. Lee Green, Ph.D., vice president of Diversity, Public Relations and Strategic Communications at Moffitt. “The DiversityInc honor is one we hold in high regard and we continue to believe that diversity and inclusion are crucial to achieving our mission as a nationally recognized cancer center. We use this ranking each year to monitor how well we are doing from a national perspective.”
When making its assessments, DiversityInc considers 2019 company submitted data in six key areas: Leadership Accountability, Human Capital Diversity Metrics, Talent Programs, Workforce Practices, Supplier Diversity and Philanthropy.
While there are many ways to achieve diversity and inclusion, Green said that “involving every part of the cancer center is critically important in achieving true diversity and inclusion. It is so important that our team members and leaders named inclusion as one of our five core values.”
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
“Leaders of DiversityInc Top 50 Companies understand that nurturing an inclusive environment where everyone has a sense of belonging drives profitability and results in a competitive advantage, especially during a recession,” CEO of DiversityInc Carolynn Johnson said.
Moffitt is set apart by the work in the areas of diversity and inclusion education and training, cultural and linguistic competency, language services programs, community outreach and education efforts, and supplier diversity. Over the past year, Moffitt delivered more than 2,350 hours of diversity and inclusion training to team members, and its in-house language services team has completed more than 6,700 patient encounters.
Additionally, more than 490 underserved women were provided access to mammography screening vouchers and Moffitt has spent of more than $30 million with certified diverse business owners.
The recognition from DiversityInc is among several notable awards for Moffitt. The cancer center has consistently been designated a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign and named one of the Top 10 Nonprofit Companies for Executive Women. Moffitt was also recognized by the American Hospital Association as an Equity of Care Honoree. Moffitt received the National Organization on Disability Leading Disability Employer Seal. Moffitt is a Top 10 Best Hospital for Cancer based on U.S. News & World Report.
To view DiversityInc’s complete 2020 rankings, visit their 2020 Specialty Lists.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 51 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,500 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.4 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.