Westchester medical Central Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) embraces and celebrates the diversity of patients and their families, members of their workforce, and the various communities they serve throughout the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth organizational diversity makes them stronger, more efficient, more effective, and more responsive to the needs of those they serve. They have shown an unwavering commitment to promoting inclusivity.
WMCHealth recognizes the importance of partnering with local stake holders is crucial to sustaining healthy and vibrant communities. Partnerships with organizations like The LOFT LGBT Community Center allow them to continuously improve and ensure that superior, compassionate care is being delivered to everyone. Several WMCHealth LGBT-related initiatives include:
-Creation of an LGBT subcommittee on their network diversity & inclusion council
-Enhanced education and cultural competence training regarding LGBT patients and co-workers
-Continued support and sponsorship of LGBT organizations and community activities
-Review of organizational policies and procedures impacting the LGBT community
-LGBT-targeted health services to reduce health disparities.
In June, WMCHealth’s flagship site, Westchester Medical Center, located in Valhalla celebrated National Pride Month by hosting an art dedication ceremony of Stephen Crohn’s “The Rainbow Series” paintings. These beautiful pieces adorn the wall of their main hospital corridor sending a resounding message to all about their commitment to diversity and inclusion.
About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org.