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Yale New Haven Health ranks 20th on the DiversityInc 2023 Top 50 Companies List

Denise Morris, Melissa Turner

Wednesday, May 3, 2023


New Haven, CT (May 3, 2023) – Yale New Haven Health System (YNHHS) has been ranked 20th on the 2023 DiversityInc Top 50 Hospital and Health System for Diversity list. This recognition honors YNHHS’ commitment to excellence in the overall performance in six key areas of diversity and inclusion management: Leadership Accountability, Human Capital Diversity Metrics, Talent Programs, Workplace Practices, Supplier Diversity and Philanthropy.

“Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are essential principles in our organization that promote innovation, creativity and growth,” said Dense Morris, vice president, Inclusion, Belonging & Employee and Labor Relations, Yale New Haven Health. “By embracing DEIB, we unlock new perspectives and ideas and create a sense of belonging that empowers every individual to thrive and contribute their best work. We believe that diversity is a commitment to building a stronger, more resilient, and compassionate organization that serves our employees, customers, and communities with excellence and integrity. We are grateful to have been recognized.” 

Since 2001, The DiversityInc. Top 50 survey has been the external validator for large U.S. employers that model fairness in their talent strategy, workplace and supplier diversity practices and philanthropic engagement. 

“With a 23 percent increase in overall participation and a 32 percent increase within the healthcare sector, these rankings are based on employer-submitted data about their organizational policies, practices, and procedures, not on employee sentiment or scraped from sources that cannot be validated. Further, with a required C-suite attestation that all data submitted is valid, these rankings also represent evidence-based, superior human capital outcomes, only achieved by data transparency and an unwavering commitment to workplace fairness for everyone,” said Carolynn Johnson, CEO of DiversityInc. 

View the entire Top 50 and other specialty lists, or follow the conversation at #DITop50. 

Photo: From left, Denise Morris, Vice President, Inclusion, Belonging & Employee and Labor Relations, Yale New Haven Health and Melissa Turner, Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer, Yale New Haven Health.

DiversityInc’s mission is to educate the workforce and bring clarity to the business benefits of workplace fairness, equity and inclusion. We have evolved as the preeminent source of human capital data, education and advice. DiversityInc is a VA-certified and veteran-owned business. We are also certified by Disability: IN and led by a Black woman CEO. 

Yale New Haven Health (YNHHS), the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes five hospitals – Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians. YNHHS is affiliated with Yale University and Yale Medicine, the clinical practice of the Yale School of Medicine and the largest academic multi-specialty practice in New England. Yale New Haven Hospital is the primary teaching hospital of Yale School of Medicine.