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In Healthcare, Leadership Diversity Feeds Organizational Success

Healthcare organizations that value diversity and inclusiveness tend to be those that also advance quality, equity of care, performance improvement, and cultural competence. In other words, diversity is the right thing to do and can be a competitive advantage, helping to align an organization’s strategic priorities with the needs and desires of employees, communities, stakeholders, and patients.

Witt/Kieffer has always believed in encouraging diversity within our client organizations, and most importantly among leadership ranks. We have an exceptional track record of identifying and placing diverse executives across healthcare, and maintain diversity as one of our firm’s core values. We also specialize in the recruitment of chief diversity officers for hospitals, health systems, and other health-related organizations.

Our commitment is illustrated by the diversity mission statement drafted by our internal Diversity Council:

Witt/Kieffer believes a culture of diversity and inclusion, where the entire range of human experience is welcomed and celebrated, can strengthen and transform organizations. We strive to model this belief in our work and service to our clients.

We have close, working relationships with the American Hospital Association’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management, where the firm is a charter member, as well as the National Association of Healthcare Service Executives (NAHSE), National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives, Asian Health Care Leaders and many other minority leadership organizations. Our nationwide outreach to candidates, original research methods, and database of nearly 9,000 minority leaders keeps diversity front and center for every executive search that we conduct.

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