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Diversity Global Magazine Recognizes Champions Of Diversity Driving Measurable Change

DiversityGlobal Magazine honors the 2023 Top 15 Champions of Diversity including Jillian A. Rose-Smith, Vice-President & Chief Health Equity Officer at HSS. Nominated by their organization’s top leaders and peers, the men and women are change agents transforming their respective organizations and communities through diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) strategic plans filled with actions to ensure progress. Their unwavering vision of an inclusive world drives them to achieve phenomenal results that benefit employees, organizations, and communities. 

Jillian was instrumental in building the infrastructure to drive diversity, equity, and inclusion for patients and colleagues. She led the implementation and optimization of the Electronic Medical Record system to collect data on race, ethnicity, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, and social determinants of health for patients. This data is critical to identify and assess gaps in delivering quality healthcare to all patients. Jillian played an integral role in the creation of the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, which established mandatory inclusive culture training across the enterprise, a supplier diversity program, Employee Resource Groups, and educational programs for underrepresented minorities in orthopedics. She is currently in the process of launching the Office of Health Equity which deepens HSS’ commitment to addressing health disparities.

Jillian worked with organizational leaders to include diversity as a core operating value and to create and implement a strategic framework to support this value. Goals for DEI at HSS include creating universal respect, addressing disparities of care, and improving diversity in leadership. Jillian is an innovative and courageous leader who creates inclusive spaces and leads challenging conversations about structural and systemic changes needed to enhance health equity.

Read the full article at diversityglobal.com.