Diversity Makes a Difference
Studies show that diversity among caregivers drives better patient outcomes and creates deeper community connections. Language and culture affect how patients describe symptoms, and can influence their willingness to seek care. These truths shape our approach to care. We know from experience that understanding and celebrating each other’s differences as strengths makes us better, more insightful healers.
The area we serve is demographically, economically, and socially diverse, with prominent communities of color and LGBTQ individuals, among many others. People in the Pioneer Valley speak many languages, follow many beliefs, and adhere to many creeds. We are committed to providing equitable, compassionate health care in a culturally responsive manner, guided by our patients and our Diversity Equity & Inclusion Council. As part of these efforts, we encourage providers from underrepresented communities to apply. You are welcome here.
Cooley Dickinson was the only hospital in western Massachusetts and one of only 7 hospitals in Massachusetts to earn the “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. This is the second consecutive year Cooley Dickinson Hospital has earned the “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation.
THE BREAST CENTER AT COOLEY DICKINSON HOSPITAL
In partnership with Cooley’s LGBTQ services and the new Breast Center, the Diversity Equity & Inclusion Council is working on a project to identify and address any disparities in breast cancer screening by race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and income.Learn More