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  • Diversity and Inclusion




  • "Diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color."

    -Maya Angelou

    Lifespan and its partner hospitals are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers who do not discriminate against job applicants, employees, patients or visitors on any level. Lifespan prides itself in their ability to diversify and create an environment of inclusion by respecting and valuing the differences in race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification and expression, genetic information, age, religion, national origin and veteran or disability status of all people.

    Our hospitals, Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children's Hospital, The Miriam Hospital, Bradley Hospital, Newport Hospital and Lifespan Corporate Services recruit, hire, train and promote the diversity of viewpoint, experience, talents and ideas of its employees. We strive to create and maintain a supportive environment where all employees are able to realize their full career potential. Our diverse clientele and associates allow Lifespan to have a competitive advantage in giving patients the quality care they deserve.

    Diversity at Lifespan includes a senior executive level Diversity Leadership Council, cultural competency training and education, employee resource groups, community partnerships, community relations, best practice Affirmative Action plans and many other best practices in diversity and inclusion.

    As Rhode Island's largest health system and private employer, our employees represent a broad spectrum of experience, occupations and cultural backgrounds. With our commitment to diversity and inclusion, Lifespan is better able to accomplish its mission of being the employer and provider of choice in the communities we serve.