Awards

Corewell Health West Named to the Seramount Inclusion Index

Award recognizes the creation of an inclusive workplace

November 7, 2022

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov 7, 2022 – Corewell Health WestTM, formerly Spectrum Health, has been named to the sixth annual Seramount Inclusion Index. The Inclusion Index helps organizations understand trends and opportunities in demographic representation, creates a road map to drive internal change, and identifies diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) solutions to close any gaps.

Organizations provided data and were measured in three key areas: best practices in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of people from underrepresented groups—women, racial/ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people; inclusive corporate culture, including leadership accountability; and demographic diversity for women and racial/ethnic minorities.

“We are proud to be named to Seramount’s 2022 Inclusion Index for our commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace,” said Valissa Armstead, senior director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. “Corewell Health has determined that DEI is a pivotal aspect to the work we do because it is the right thing to do and the best thing to do for our workplace, our team members and our patients and community.”

“We are pleased to see corporations continue to focus on their DEI efforts effectiveness by evaluating their accountability measures through precise metrics that pinpoint any challenges and create opportunities for next steps” says Katie Oertli Mooney, managing director of Diversity Best Practices at Seramount. “We are proud to recognize our Inclusion Index companies for their progress and dedication to creating inclusive workplaces where all talent is valued and set up for their own success.”

Corewell Health West was among the 54 organizations recognized for creating an inclusive workplace, receiving a 60 percent or higher score. This year, 175 organizations applied to participate in Seramount’s 2022 Inclusion Index. Seventeen of those listed on the 2022 Inclusion Index are recognized for superior achievement as Pinnacle Inclusion Index companies, which is defined as those receiving an 80 percent or higher score. Thirty-six of those listed on the 2022 Inclusion Index received a 70 percent or higher score, qualifying as a Leading Inclusion Index company. Completed applications were collected online from December 2021 through March 2022. Results reveal opportunities for all organizations to target their diversity and inclusion efforts for greater effectiveness.

Key findings from the 2022 Seramount Inclusion Index are:

  • Recruitment, retention, and advancement: Eighty-eight percent of companies provide learning and development opportunities specifically for employee resource group (ERG) leaders (compared with 83 percent of the 2021 Index companies); fifty-four percent factor ERG leadership positions into succession planning (compared with 52 percent of the 2021 Index companies).
  • Inclusive corporate culture: Eighty-nine percent of companies provide anti-racism training (compared with 73 percent of the 2021 Index companies); ninety percent of companies set percentage goals for diverse representation (compared with 88 percent of the 2021 Index companies); sixty-seven percent of companies compensate for DEI results (compared with 57 percent of the 2021 Index companies); and 97 percent have formal supplier diversity programs (compared with 92 percent of the 2021 Index companies).

 

About Corewell Health West 

Corewell Health West, formerly Spectrum Health, is a not-for-profit health system serving 13 counties in West Michigan. Corewell Health West is a region of Corewell Health™, formerly the BHSH System (Beaumont Health and Spectrum Health) that provides care and coverage with an exceptional team of 60,000+ dedicated people—including more than 11,500 physicians and advanced practice providers and more than 15,000 nurses providing care and services in 22 hospitals, 300+ outpatient locations and several post-acute facilities—and Priority Health, a provider-sponsored health plan serving over 1.2 million members. Through experience and collaboration, we are reimagining a better, more equitable model of health and wellness. For more information, visit corewellhealth.org or spectrumhealth.org.

About Seramount

Seramount, part of EAB, is a strategic professional services and research firm dedicated to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace. For over four decades we have partnered with 450 of the most iconic companies in the world. This has allowed us to build a deep, data-driven understanding of the employee experience, which lays the groundwork for everything we do. Seramount provides best practice research, leadership skill-building, expert advisory and custom research, and implementation tools to DEI leaders within the organizations it serves. We meet each partner’s needs no matter where they are on their journey and guide them along an ever-changing talent landscape. Learn more at seramount.com.

 

Contact:
Tim Hawkins
Media Relations
Office: 616.486.6091
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Email: timothy.hawkins@spectrumhealth.org