The Center for Engagement and Inclusion is comprised of a robust staff devoted to advancing the organization’s Diversity and Inclusion Agenda. Diversity Directors, Employee Resource Groups, a Committee of UPMC Board of Directors dedicated to Diversity and Inclusion, and a full diversity and inclusion staff comprise the core infrastructure that supports the implementation of our diversity strategy. All diversity and inclusion efforts for UPMC are centralized and led by a Chief Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Management Officer, Dr. James E. Taylor, charged with executing leading-edge and next-generation diversity strategies to advance the organization’s diversity management capability and its national presence as a diversity leader.
Diversity, inclusion, and culturally competent medical care are defining characteristics of UPMC. The framework for our diversity strategy – coined the UPMC Diversity and Inclusion Agenda – is designed to achieve the following:
From this Agenda, dozens of diversity and inclusion initiatives have been developed to implement across our organization. UPMC recognizes that talent and ability are not limited, but enhanced, by the diversity and cultural expertise that employees bring to the workplace. Diverse employee representation at all levels ensures that we have the knowledge, critical thinking, agility, and innovation required of a leading and forward thinking integrated delivery and finance system.