The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced the winner of its Equity of Care Award, Cleveland Clinic, along with four honorees, including CHRISTUS Health. The award recognizes hospitals for their efforts to reduce health care disparities and advance diversity within the organization’s leadership, board and workforce. The MetroHealth System in Cleveland; Navicent Health in Macon; and West Tennessee Healthcare in Jackson, will also be recognized as honorees. The award will be presented July 18, at the Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. The AHA Equity of Care Award was created to recognize outstanding efforts among hospitals and care systems to advance equity of care to all patients and to spread lessons learned and progress toward achieving health equity. Last year, the AHA launched the #123forEquity campaign to accelerate the progress of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities to ensure equitable care for all persons in every community. For the past five years, CHRISTUS Health has worked to ensure that diversity at the leadership and governance ranks in gender, race and ethnicity are more representative of the communities it serves. The Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Houston, Texas co-sponsors CHRISTUS Health

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