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As the third largest medical community within the United States, Providence has committed itself to a vision of building, “Health for a Better World;” a world that is diverse and inclusive of all races, genders, religions, identities, and experiences. With a promise to “Know you, care for you, and ease your way,” Providence-Swedish acknowledges its responsibility to embrace, empower, and equip our profoundly diverse Caregivers, Patients and Communities. As an institution that is founded upon the principles of compassion, human dignity, and justice, Providence-Swedish stands behind the mission to create a world where our Caregivers, our Patients, and our Community are not only diverse, but they also belong. In order to stand with our mission, we have to look at EQUITY. Equity first names inequality, addresses the pathway to equality, and then takes actions in order to close the gap of inequality.
Whether it is a short term disability, long term disability, visible or internal disabilities, knowing your benefits matters.
- Caregiver Knowledge (HR) – Short-Term Disability for Staff Policy (hrforcaregivers.org)
- Caregiver Knowledge (HR) – Long-Term Disability (hrforcaregivers.org)
- Caregiver Knowledge (HR) – Short-Term Disability for Providers Policy (hrforcaregivers.org)
- Caregiver Knowledge (HR) – Reasonable Accommodation Policy (hrforcaregivers.org)
Community at Providence
Being the “only one” is hard. The only woman in the room, the only Black member on your team, the only LGBTQAI+ representative in your department. People who feel alone deal with being tokenized, ostracized, and criticized for who they are. Here at Providence, we are changing that. The way we do that, is start with community. By coming together, we find solidarity in our shared experiences. Together, we empower one another’s voices and opinions. So find your community today by joining a Caregiver Resource Group. To get started, email Kaila Creamer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gender Equity Resources
Changing your Pronouns:
Updating Email Display Name:
- Click here to get started
- Navigate to the upper left, click “Manage Identity” and select “Edit Identity-Self”
- Add your pronouns after your first name in the “Preferred First Name” field – ex (Megan (She/Her)
- Hit “Submit” and your name will update. Can take several hours to overnight to populate in Outlook.
- Female Mentorship: Because women are systemically underrepresented in leadership, other women find it challenging to find mentors who represent who they are and where they want to go. In order to help close the gap OWN TRAIL has provided a platform to connect women all over the world to learn from one another. Join today to be a part of an effort where women support women. OwnTrail | There’s no one right path through life — just yours.
- Empowering Women Resources: Empower Women – Resources
Racial Justice Resources
Your Voice Matters!
Speak Up™ Against Discrimination is a new patient safety campaign from The Joint Commission offering free materials for your facilities and staff to download and provide to patients and their families. This campaign includes:
- Northwest Community Bail Fund
- Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County Bail Fund
- King County Equity Now
Your Voice Matters!
- Providence: Submit your story, your journey, your ideas, and your opinions on where Providence needs to act in order to bring Diversity, Equity, and Belonging. Email Kaila Creamer.
- Sign Petitions, email congress, and call local Elected Officials on issues you care about.
Learning and Growing Resources
- Racial Justice Resource List by Seattle REP: Racial Justice Resources | Seattle Rep
- UW Racial Justice Library Guide: History of Racism & Resistance – Racial Justice Resources – Library Guides at University of Washington Libraries (uw.edu)
- LGBTQAI & Queer Education Guide LGBTQ & Queer Studies – Gender & Sexuality Studies – Library Guides at University of Washington Libraries (uw.edu)
- United Nations Gender Equality Gender Equality | United Nations
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