TAMPA, Fla. — The National Organization on Disability (NOD) announced Moffitt Cancer Center is among 45 organizations that have been selected to receive the 2017 NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal. Now in its second year, the seal recognizes companies that demonstrate exemplary employment practices for people with disabilities. This annual recognition is designed to applaud those organizations that are leading the way in disability hiring and encourage additional companies to tap into the many benefits of hiring talent with disabilities, including strong consumer preference for companies that employ individuals with disabilities and greater employee engagement across the workforce.

“Moffitt is honored to receive this seal and it shows that the cancer center embraces all talents to accomplish our mission,” said Ashley Dudley, director of Strategic Workforce Management at Moffitt. “We continually work to ensure that our team members can aspire regardless of what disabilities they may face.”

The winning organizations were announced in Arlington, Va., at NOD’s annual disability employment forum Inclusion By Design, sponsored by PwC and hosted by The Boeing Company.

The NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal is awarded based on data furnished by companies in response to NOD’s Disability Employment Tracker, a free, confidential, online assessment and benchmarking of companies’ disability inclusion programs in the following areas:

  • Climate & Culture
  • People Practices
  • Talent Sourcing
  • Workplace & Technology
  • Strategy & Metrics

“The National Organization on Disability is a labor-market leader with a mission to break down the wall that separates the abilities and aspirations of 57 million Americans from the avenues of opportunity, achievement, and fulfillment that come from productive employment,” said NOD Chairman Governor Tom Ridge. “We help America put ability to work. And so do the winners of this year’s NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal. We thank Moffitt Cancer Center for its commitment to building a disability inclusive workforce.”

While the Tracker is confidential, organizations may opt to be considered for the NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal. Responses are scored, taking into account both disability employment practices and performance. Scoring prioritizes practices that are associated with increased disability employment outcomes over time, and companies receive additional points based on the percentage of people with disabilities in their workforce.

The Disability Employment Trackerwas developed by NOD in partnership with the National Business and Disability Council at The Viscardi Center and Sirota. Offered annually, the Tracker was introduced in 2013 with lead support from the Exelon Foundation and guidance from leading research firm J.D. Power.

Moffitt has been recognized over the past year for its commitment to diversity. In March, the cancer center was named a leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for the sixth year in a row. In July, the American Hospital Association honored Moffitt’s efforts to improve health care equality and promote diversity and inclusion at its Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. DiversityInc ranked Moffitt as the No. 4 ranked health care fdacility on its 2017 Top Hospitals & Health Systems list. And in 2016, Moffitt received a Diversity Award from Premier Inc. for supporting supply chain diversity as part of its social responsibility and initiatives.

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 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is listed as one of the top 10 cancer hospitals in the nation 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. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 5,700 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on FacebookTwitter and YouTube

About NOD
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) is a private, non-profit organization that seeks to increase employment opportunities for the 80 percent of working-age Americans with disabilities who are not employed. To achieve this goal, NOD offers a suite of employment solutions, tailored to meet leading companies’ workforce needs. NOD has helped some of the world’s most recognized brands be more competitive by building or enriching their disability inclusion programs. For more information about NOD and how its professional services, Corporate Leadership Council and Disability Employment Tracker™ can help your business, visit www.NOD.org.