Equity, Inclusion & Diversity
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MedStar Health is committed to equity for all people and communities...this commitment is a grounding element of our Shared Purpose

We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and accomplishment at all levels of the organization.

As a leader in health care, we are taking action to evolve our organization and bring unique, multidimensional perspectives together to deliver equitable care, improve the health of the communities we serve, and contribute to the advancement of the healthcare industry overall.

Equity, Inclusion & Diversity (EI&D) are at the heart of the MedStar Health SPIRIT values and brand promise It’s how we treat people.

At MedStar Health, we are committed to creating a workplace that helps all people feel appreciated, understood, respected, and connected. It is our responsibility to nurture a strong community that builds trust and is grounded in equity and inclusion.

To be an employer and provider of choice, we will be bold in addressing workplace inequities, racial injustice and the health inequities impacting our communities. Therefore, we will align our equity, inclusion and diversity focus with our core values by rooting out unjust practices, processes and systems.

All of this is at the core of our identity and essential to how we treat people—we must care for each other so we can care for our patients and communities.


As we operate in alignment with our Shared Purpose, we create mutually beneficial Shared Outcomes in the following ways:

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Stronger Associate Experiences & Employer Brand
Recruit, retain and advance associates with diverse backgrounds, skills and talents equitably at all levels at MedStar Health.

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An Inclusive Environment—Where All Thoughts Are Welcome,
Respected & Valued
Cultivate a collective sense of wellbeing and belonging that enhances engagement and collaboration, supports our Academic Health System foundation and promotes innovation.

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Trusted Partner in All Our Communities
Proactively address the diverse and evolving health and wellness needs and interests of our communities. Promote economic empowerment and the elimination of disparities through collaborative external partnerships.

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Provider of choice/clinical care

Exceptional Patient Experience & Patient Outcomes
Promote health equity and inclusive care delivery that contribute to a culture of quality, safety and exceptional patient experience.

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Financial/operational results

Enhanced Business Performance & Financial Health
Leverage the full power and potential of our talent in service of our patients and communities to enhance value-based care, foster operational excellence and support organizational growth.

Strategic statement

At MedStar Health, we are continuing to build an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workplace and healthcare delivery system by embedding principles and practices into how we lead, our daily work, engagement with our colleagues, and interactions with our patients, families, external partners, and all the communities we serve.

Commitment to Health Equity

Health inequities reflect a complex web of systemic factors that exist nationally and can negatively impact the health of historically marginalized communities.

We believe every person deserves an equal opportunity to achieve their highest level of health, and we will be bold in addressing health inequities impacting our communities by ensuring an inclusive experience, delivering high-quality and safe care equitably, and giving support to those who face social barriers to living their healthiest life possible.

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EI&D Governance structure

MedStar Health EI&D Steering Committee. Comprised of executive and mid-management leaders representing all departments across MedStar Health, the EI&D Steering Committee promotes practices and initiatives that support equity, inclusion, and diversity. The EI&D Steering Committee collectively established the EI&D Shared Purpose and Outcomes, which combined serve as our MedStar Health EI&D Strategic Focus.

Entity Councils. The Entity Councils are a way for associates to connect, learn, and share insights that benefit them, the Company, and our communities. There are various opportunities for associates to engage with their respective Entity Councils to illuminate challenges, submit ideas and recommendations, celebrate successes, and share opportunities to further enhance our workplace, services, and communities.  

MedStar Health Board of Directors EI&D Committee. The landmark action to establish an EI&D Committee at the MedStar Health Governance level demonstrates a long-term commitment to ensure EI&D is embedded across our organization.

EI&D in the community

As a leader in health care, we are taking bold action to evolve our organization and bring unique, multidimensional perspectives together to deliver equitable care, improve the health of the communities we serve and advance the healthcare industry overall.

CEO Action for Diversity Pledge
President and CEO Kenneth A. Samet signed the pledge in 2023, joining a coalition of CEOs in a commitment to advance diversity and inclusion.

 EI&D Awards and Recognition

America’s Greatest Workplaces for Women (2023)

America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity (2023)

Modern Healthcare
Top Organizations for Diversity (2023)


Join our talent community

At MedStar Health, we believe diverse teams and perspectives make us stronger, lead to better care for our patients, and foster a supportive work experience for our associates.