Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At Empath Health, we are committed to providing extraordinary care that meets the needs of all in our community. We support everyone with compassion, openness and understanding regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or ability to pay.

Embracing and being committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is vital at Empath Health, it helps us provide compassionate care and cultivate meaningful community partnerships. We recognize the collective power of diversity and inclusion, which allows us to leverage employee talent and create a sense of belonging, to ensure that we are able to attain our vision and mission. It strengthens our commitment to providing extraordinary care that meets the needs of our community. We support everyone with compassion, openness and understanding regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or ability to pay.

We recognize the various dimensions of diversity, including cultures, thoughts, beliefs and traditions of our employees, volunteers and the people we serve across our network. In every journey, we are dedicated to achieving comfort, dignity and exceptional care.

Honoring and respecting the unique cultural differences of those we care for is our ongoing focus. Our award winning “Traditions/Tradiciones” program implements specific strategies that respect and honor our diverse communities, in order to ensure access to our care programs. Our Certified Diversity Professionals and team of Community Partnership Specialists are available to engage with our community members.

We are members of the National Diversity Council, the National Hospice and Palliative Care’s Advisory Council and hold several certifications that ensure that we are utilizing best practices for care, outreach and creating an inclusive culture. We are SAGE Platinum certified, in order to provide the best healthcare for LGBT elders.  The Suncoast Hospice and Tidewell Hospice program earned the Jewish Hospice Accreditation, from the National Institute for Jewish Hospice. Empath Health understands that our focus and commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is beneficial to our staff members, patients, clients, participants, Care Partners and our community.

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