Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Actions Speak Louder than Words It isn't enough to just talk about diversifying our team, company and community. Change requires action and we support the diverse needs of our employees. Here's what we're doing to make progress.

Resources for All

Career Development We support the career development of underrepresented associates by providing targeted leadership development programs, support, tools and guidance to enable growth in their careers with us.
Language Services Bon Secours offers free language services assistance to our associates as they navigate work processes with us. 
Events and Programs
Each year, Bon Secours invites professionals from around the country to gather, engage and learn about diversity, equity and inclusion intiatives as well as best practices. We believe open dialogue and communication is key to fostering change. 

We Grow Better Together

Building an inclusive environment is a team effort. Our programs, employee-led resource groups and events are open to all.
Here are a few we think you'll love:
Ability Beyond Expectations (ABLE) ABLE supports our associates with disabilities and those who are caregivers to someone with a disability.
Emerging Leaders This group supports those at early points in their career through targeted programming for growth.
Stars and Stripes This group empowers veterans and allies to support, hire and grow our veteran colleagues, reservists and guardsmen.
One Voice: United in Excellence One Voice is a system-wide network for all nurses.
Race Relations Our resource group encourages inclusiveness by supporting racial justice, equity and understanding.
Women's Network This network supports women in advancement of leadership through connection, mentorship and discussion.
PRIDE Our PRIDE resource group is support for all our LGBTQIA+ associates and their allies.
Working Parents Our working parents resource group supports parents and guardians in creating thriving families and careers.

Hear from our Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

"Our commitment to inclusion strengthens our organization by helping us better connect to our patients, communities, partners and ourselves, so we can fulfill our Mission."
​​​​​​​Odesa Stapleton

Our Commitment to Community

Bon Secours is dedicated to the anchor mission philosophy by committing financial resources to the communities we serve.
In 2019, Bon Secours Mercy Health joined the Healthcare Anchor Network, a coalition of 70+ healthcare systems, to reaffirm our mission to serve the poor, dying and underserved people in the most marginalized corners of society.
As part of this collaboration, we work with community partners to achieve healthy equity by supporting employment, business development and economic growth in underserved areas.
The anchor mission philosophy strategically allocates human and financial resources to three pillars.
First Pillar
Inclusive Local Hiring:
​​​​​​​We represent the local communities we serve at all levels within the ministry.
Second Pillar Inclusive Local Purchasing:
We support local women and minority-owned businesses (WMOB) in our supply chain.
Third Pillar
Place-Based Investing:
​​​​​​​We make direct institutional and project-based investments in the communities we serve.