TAMPA, Fla. — For the third year in a row, Moffitt Cancer Center has been recognized by DiversityInc for its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The cancer center is No. 4 on its list of Top Hospitals & Health Systems. Moffitt is the only cancer center — and the only health care organization in Florida — to make the list.

When making its assessments, DiversityInc considers four key areas of diversity management: supplier diversity, talent pipeline, talent development and leadership accountability. Moffitt continues to excel in these areas, which is evident by the high ranking on the DiversityInc list. 

“Moffitt’s culture of diversity and inclusion is driven by the support and commitment of our leaders and 6,000-plus team members who value the perspectives and experiences of our richly diverse and intentionally inclusive workforce,” said Alan F. List, M.D., Moffitt president and CEO. “This only helps to make Moffitt better prepared to serve our patients and the community.”

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.

“We are so honored to see Moffitt’s diversity and inclusion efforts recognized,” said B. Lee Green, Ph.D., vice president of Diversity, Public Relations and Strategic Communications at Moffitt. “Moffitt remains committed to diversity and inclusion, and we believe that both are critical to achieving our values and mission. Our partnerships, collaborations and the support of our leadership are what made this recognition possible.”

Other notable health care institutions on the list include Mount Sinai Health System, Henry Ford Health System, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital and Mayo Clinic. 

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 3,000 hours of diversity and inclusion training to team members and its in-house language services team has completed more than 7,500 patient encounters. Additionally, more than 650 underserved women were provided access to mammography screening vouchers.

Over the past six years, Moffitt has increased its spending with diverse suppliers by 170 percent. The recently completed Childhood Development Center on Moffitt’s McKinley campus is a visual representation of that commitment to inclusion, specifically in supplier diversity. The 13,000-square-foot facility, which opened this month, was constructed by Foresight Construction Group, founded by Juan Segarra, a Tampa native of Hispanic descent.

“When institutions take supplier diversity seriously, it opens doors for us that may not be there,” Segarra said. “Without some of these supplier diversity programs, you’re at the whims of existing relationships that are engrained and it’s an uphill battle to get in the door.”

The recognition from DiversityInc is among several notable awards for Moffitt. The cancer center was recently designated a 2018 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 No. 9 on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for Cancer rankings.

To view DiversityInc’s complete 2018 rankings, visit their 2018 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 49 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 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