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Spectrum Health Again Named a Best Company for Multicultural Women

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Oct. 7, 2022—For the second consecutive year, Spectrum Health System has been named one of the 2022 Best Companies for Multicultural Women by Seramount, part of EAB. This honor recognizes companies that create and use best practices in hiring, retaining and promoting multicultural women in the United States.

Since 2003, Seramount’s Best Companies for Multicultural Women has tracked corporations’ progress in creating cultures that encourage multicultural women to join and rise through the ranks. Spectrum Health is one of only two Michigan-based organizations to be included on Seramount’s 2022 list.

“This award acknowledges Spectrum Health’s continued efforts to be a leader in diversity, equity and inclusion,” said Carlos Cubia, chief inclusion, equity, diversity and sustainability executive, BHSH System. “Creating a workforce that more closely resembles the communities we serve helps us in our mission to eradicate systemic racism and close the health care gaps that exist today.”

The 2022 Seramount report finds that there has been significant progress in hiring, retaining and promoting multicultural women. Among the companies being recognized:

  • Multicultural women represented 24 percent of the workforce, compared to 20 percent the previous year.
  • Ninety percent of the companies set percentage goals for diversity representation, up from 88 percent the previous year.
  • Ninety percent of the companies had specific training on anti-racism, up from 75 percent the previous year.

At Spectrum Health, prior to the formation of BHSH System:

  • Nine percent of employees promoted to a senior management position over the past year were Asian women; 6 percent were Black women
  • Among the top 20 percent of earners, 63 percent are women
  • Twelve percent more women were managers or senior managers, compared to the previous year.

 This year, the survey continued to assess progress for women by specific racial/ethnic group as well as factors influencing that progress, including mental health and anti-racism progress and mentoring and sponsorship participation. Because of the large number of qualified companies, Seramount has increased the number on this list to 80 this year (from 75 last year).

“Given the setbacks for women in the workplace due to COVID-19, it has never been more important for corporate America to focus their efforts on recruiting, retaining, and advancing multicultural women,” says Subha V. Barry, President of Seramount. “Our Top Companies continue to set the standard by implementing and growing their policies and procedures in these key areas so that multicultural women can succeed.”

The full list of winners can be found here.



About BHSH Spectrum Health West Michigan

People are at the heart of everything we do, and the inspiration for our long and continuing legacy of strong community partnerships, philanthropy and transparency. Our award-winning team improves health, inspires hope and saves lives across 13 counties in West Michigan. We bring together 11 hospitals—including Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, with expert care from 350+ pediatric specialists in 70+ specialties and programs—three rehabilitation and nursing centers, 120 outpatient sites and telehealth services. We are proud to work with 4,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, including Spectrum Health Medical Group, one of the largest and most comprehensive multispecialty physician groups in West Michigan.



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