Everyone is valued, respected and appreciated at Mountain Park
Diversity & Inclusion
Mountain Park’s Diversity & Community Affairs department focuses on creating an environment that encourages the expansion of ideas, promoting innovation and solving problems. We believe that our efforts give us a competitive advantage and impact every area of our organization. We are a leader in embedding diversity, inclusion and cultural adaptability in Arizona’s health care industry.
Every staff member, patient, and community member we interact with is valued, respected and appreciated at Mountain Park. It is only by having a diverse workforce and patient base can we appreciate different perspectives that every person brings to Mountain Park Health Center.
At the heart and soul of Diversity & Inclusion lies the goal of ongoing assessment and community stakeholder engagement to achieve cross-cultural and culturally responsible health care.
Mountain Park works with the communities we serve to provide high-quality, low-cost preventative health care. Much like our doctors do with our patients, we tailor our clinics and programs to each community that Mountain Park serves.
We have learned that anything is possible when you are engaged in the communities around you. From the creation and launch of our Community Ambassadors Program to the development of our Sangre Por Salud Community Advisory Board, Mountain Park recognizes the importance of collaboration and partnership to better serve our patients.
Mountain Park took the UNITY Pledge
Signing on to the UNITY Pledge is one more way in which Mountain
Park reinforces our commitment of celebrating diversity and supporting workplace equality. We are committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, fairness, and equality.
We celebrate all of our employees and patients regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees and patients unique. Notice of Nondiscrimination.
How can you get involved with the Diversity and Community Affairs Department?
Mountain Park’s annual Diversity & Community Affairs assessment is a chance to engage all of our stakeholders who experience our organization through different eyes. We use surveys, focus groups and interviews to discover opportunities for success. We collect qualitative and quantitative data from our employees, patients and community members, which allows us to validate current and future strategies to better serve our communities.
Our annual assessment has given us several ideas that have led to:
- Medical interpreter training for more than 40 Mountain Park staff
- Required Diversity training for all Mountain Park staff
- Development of interpretation and translation policies and procedures
- Increased contracts with women & minority owned businesses
- Universal design elements for greater accessibility in new and existing facilities
2016 Diversity, Inclusion & Community Affairs Report
As you will see from our most recent report, 2016 was an exceptional year for Mountain Park and the communities we serve. We have learned that anything is possible when you are engaged in the communities around you and harness the power of those connections. From the planning and designing of our Tempe Clinic, to the Safe Space discussions and trainings provided to our staff we have stayed busy all year long. It is our hope that you will come away with a deeper understanding of Mountain Park’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and community partnership.
Click here for the 2016 Diversity, Inclusion & Community Affairs Report
Previous reports can be found below:
Diversity Site Councils
The purpose of Mountain Park’s Diversity Site Councils is to give all of our stakeholders a voice in our decision-making process. By listening to those whom we serve, work with, and collaborate with, we create a culture of transparency, partnership, and continuous improvement while receiving feedback.
Our Councils give us an avenue to include and engage all Mountain Park Health Center community stakeholders on an ongoing basis and help us achieve our goal of providing cross-cultural and culturally responsible health care. View our Diversity Site Council overview here.
For More Information, contact Gregorio Montes De Oca, Diversity & Community Affairs Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (602) 243-7277.