Wellstar Community Report – July 2018 - June 2020

HONORINGEVERYVOICE Wellstar has a long-standing commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion—a commitment that was strengthened in 2020.

Early in the year, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) representatives across the System conducted listening sessions with teammembers so that all voices had a venue to be heard. The sessions also provided an opportunity to learn about the actions and responses teammembers wished to seeWellstar take to help drive positive change for our communities and our team. Those sessions inspired the creation of theWellstar DEI Advisory Council comprised of leaders, teammembers and physicians. TheWellstar DEI Advisory Council actively works to create a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment,

where everyone feels valued and heard—and where racism and discrimination of any kind are not tolerated. A Leader Toolkit was also developed to equip leaders with the resources they needed to support in-depth, honest conversations about diversity, equity and inclusion with our team members. The toolkit features facilitator tips, an explanation of terms, background material and extensive resources. Our network of 12 site-based Inclusion Councils are an essential asset to all DEI initiatives. While most have been in place for several years, three were added in 2020 in response to the listening

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