Cultivating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Career - Jan 18, 2024 by Dr.Ankit

Diversity at Parvathy Hospital encapsulates the rich blend of varied backgrounds and experiences that collectively shape our unique identity, whether visible or less apparent. Inclusion, on the other hand, ensures that the thoughts, ideas, and perspectives of all individuals are not only acknowledged but also heard and valued.

Equity, a cornerstone of our commitment, addresses biases and injustices, representing an ongoing process of recognizing and redistributing power, privilege, and influence. At Parvathy Hospital, our dedication extends beyond internal dynamics to health equity, where we fervently strive for equitable patient access, experiences, and outcomes for all members of our community.

Guiding Principles

  • Cultural Understanding: We strive to understand our team members and patients through the lens of their diverse cultures.
  • Transparent Communication: We openly communicate our successes, failures, and progress, emphasizing a commitment to continuous improvement.
  • Addressing Social Determinants: We actively address the underlying social determinants of health, contributing to Chennai's status as one of the healthiest states.
  • Leadership Empowerment: We lead by creating structures and strategies that empower our leaders to guide diverse teams, utilize data for informed decisions, and embed a culture of equity and inclusion into the Parvathy Hospital system.
  • Equitable Care Delivery: We deliver on our promise to ensure care is equitable, affirming that every patient deserves the same access, treatment, and outcomes of care.
  • Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable, setting clear expectations about the inclusive community we strive to create and ensuring all individuals are held to those expectations equally.
  • Focus Areas: Our Commitments
  • Interpersonal Commitment: Ensuring trust and equity in our care by addressing and reducing discrimination and bias among team members, patients, and guests.
  • Institutional Commitment: Transforming our organization through an active review of policies, actions, and procedures, fostering a diverse, equitable, and anti-discriminatory culture.
  • Societal Commitment: Building meaningful and sustained partnerships that promote healthcare equity, reduce disparities, improve social factors, and foster inclusive communities in the areas we serve.

Leadership's Role in DEI

Parvathy Hospital leaders actively promote and sustain Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) practices, aiming to:
  • Position our Organization: Establish Parvathy Hospital as the workplace of choice for individuals of all backgrounds throughout all levels of the system.
  • Enhance Patient Experience: Deliver an exceptional experience for all patients, adapting services to reflect the evolving needs of current and future patients, particularly in emerging markets in Chennai.
  • Community Strengthening: Bolster the health and vitality of underrepresented communities through philanthropy, population health, community outreach, and racial justice initiatives.
Our commitment to DEI goes beyond rhetoric, creating a vibrant and inclusive environment where differences are not only respected but celebrated, contributing to the betterment of our entire community.