Leadership Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and inclusion are founding values of Moffitt Cancer Center, and the institution has long been an ardent advocate of equity for all. Fostering and embracing diversity, equity and inclusion is the right thing to do, and we recognize that living by these fundamental principles leads to better health outcomes. It builds the foundation by which we can effectively pursue the institution’s mission to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.
Moffitt Cancer Center’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has resulted in many notable national recognitions, including DiversityInc Top Hospitals and Health Systems, and the Leader designation by the Human Rights Campaign. However, health equity has not yet been achieved, and there is still work to be done to ensure that all communities have equitable health outcomes.
As an organization committed to quality health care and outcomes, and a community of healers, we remain steadfast in our steps to ensure that every team member and each leader at Moffitt contribute to a nurturing, inclusive environment that is dedicated to enterprise-wide engagement in the pursuit of equity; which is a necessary ingredient in meeting the unique cancer needs of all communities.
At Moffitt, we are determined to deliver the best possible cancer care to all who walk through our doors. The pursuit of equity and upholding Moffitt’s value of Inclusion contribute to meeting the unique cancer needs in our community and beyond.
Patrick Hwu, MD
President and CEO
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are a cornerstone of Moffitt’s mission “to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer.” We recognize that patients come from diverse backgrounds, which means they and their caregivers are always treated with dignity and respect.
That same culture of respect and inclusivity extends to our Moffitt team members as well.
Moffitt is constantly and intentionally taking steps to welcome and support a workforce where representation matters. Our center includes a diverse community of team members whose skills and abilities contribute to cutting-edge research, world-class patient care, exceptional patient experiences, and a focus on increasing care access and ensuring equitable outcomes in care.
Just as Moffitt is committed to team science, our Enterprise Equity approach is based on a foundation of share responsibility for creating a fair and just culture and community… together. Our team members have access to multi-faceted diversity, equity, and inclusion resources, including education and training, cultural and linguistic competency support, language access programs, community outreach and engagement partnerships, supplier diversity, team member resource groups and much more.
Cancer impacts all of us. Together we will continue to boldly take steps to provide the best cancer care to everyone who passes through our doors. You will always receive respectful, compassionate, and equitable care.
Vice President, Chief Diversity Equity & Inclusion Officer