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At Northwestern Medical Center, we are committed to providing equitable care for our community to fulfill our mission of exceptional care.

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We do this
by being inclusive, valuing our differences, and intentionally focusing on and enhancing safety, quality, empathy, and respect, as an employer and as a healthcare organization.  

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We are continuously
learning, reflecting on, and addressing the root causes of inequities because we value our diversity and the strength that it provides our organization. 
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We are committed
to cultivating an environment where our patients, community, and team members ALL feel exceptionally cared for, welcome, seen, heard, and celebrated. 

Here’s what we mean when we use these terms:



The composition and makeup of an organization and the surrounding community. This often refers to demographic representation including, but not limited to, ability, age, gender, ethnicity, marital status, nationality, race, and sexuality.  


Efforts to ensure that all can succeed, regardless of their differences, by the intentional creation of access. It includes the recognition that each person or group has different circumstances and specific needs to be met in order to reach the same outcome as others



How people experience their organization and community; a sense of being valued and respected as an individual. The practice of respecting and appreciating all participants’ backgrounds and cultural values.


The feeling of being accepted, as one’s authentic self, by a community or group. 


We welcome your feedback.

Please reach out to us with any questions or comments regarding our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.