Diversity and Inclusion

Putting Our Differences to Work

Two nurses speaking to each other At FHN our effectiveness at using the talents of people of different backgrounds, experience and perspectives is key to successfully achieving our mission and strategic business objectives.

Creating a diverse, inclusive environment has been an ongoing journey of continuous action for many years. It is a journey guided by our deeply held commitment to the Respect, Dignity and Compassionate treatment of those we serve, and those who serve with us. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing highly skilled, patient-centered individuals with a variety of perspectives from all cultures and every segment of the population. Our aspiration is that the behaviors and actions that support diversity and inclusion is a conscious part of how we carry out our mission throughout the communities we serve.

FHN Nondiscrimination Policy

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
At FHN, we value the richness that diversity brings to our workforce. It is our belief that diversity greatly improves our organization and strengthens the communities we serve. We are proud of our efforts to provide an outstanding workforce that is diverse in backgrounds, and will maintain our commitment to support a culture where each individual's contribution to the FHN mission, and the patients served, is respected, and consistent with good business practices.

Our Commitments and Beliefs provide the foundation about the way we work, interact with each other and reach to exceed the expectations of our patients.

FHN Diversity and Inclusion Philosophy

  • Our diverse workforce is our competitive advantage.
  • An inclusive, flexible work environment that values differences, allows staff to give their best and excel.
  • Respect, dignity and compassion are fundamental FHN Commitments and Beliefs, and are reflected in each individual's behavior and actions.
  • To exceed our patients' expectations, we are dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining highly skilled individuals with a variety of perspectives from every segment of the population.
  • Each individual is accountable to sustaining an environment that promotes diversity.

FHN Compliance and Equal Opportunity

FHN policies and supporting practices are built upon this philosophy, as well as a set of Commitments and Beliefs that include a strong belief that all staff should be treated with respect, dignity and compassion. In accordance with this, FHN conducts all employment programs without regard for race, sex, age, disability, national origin, religious belief, marital status, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

The Meaning Behind the Words

At FHN, we took time to put our own meaning behind the words.

Diversity
Diversity is "all the ways in which we differ." This includes the obvious differences such as race, gender, age, disability and more subtle differences such as education, work backgrounds, years of service, professional certifications, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, work styles, thoughts or ideas, and all other unique differences that make each of us who we are. Diversity is about recognizing differences and honoring them – as well as recognizing similarities among people.

Inclusion
Inclusion means a work environment where everyone has an opportunity to fully participate in successfully achieving our Mission and where each person is valued for his or her distinctive skills, experiences and perspectives. Processes for employment, development, performance assessment, and growth opportunities are based on merit. Systems and processes do not provide preferential treatment or create barriers to any individual or group. Every individual has access to the same resources to accomplish the Mission of FHN.