Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

DEI Anesthesiology Department

 

Our Vision for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


The Department of Anesthesiology recognizes that an intentional commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are necessary to develop healthcare professionals who are reflective of the communities, patients and the region we serve. This is critical to achieving excellence.  Rush University Medical Center has a rich history in developing DEI strategic initiatives since 2006.  As a commitment to carrying on our organizational mission, the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee will focus on developing initiatives that create an inclusive culture through education, fostering multidisciplinary collaboration, optimize recruiting and retention of a diverse workforce, and creating initiatives that improve health disparities. 

New: 
April Newsletter!
DEI Committee Update Volume 1, Issue 1 Feburary 1, 2022

Diversity, equity and inclusion programs are important in our educational training because they teach us how to listen. They teach us how to celebrate our commonalities and become wiser from our differences.

Shruti Bassi, MD
Co-Chair Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee

Our Mission to Achieve Excellence

Stronger Together!


The Department of Anesthesiology reaffirms its commitment to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion.  We believe that as healers, we must lead by example to create an environment that respects the diversity and unique needs of individuals.  We believe in fostering a welcoming community of all ages, races, ethnicities, cultures, religions, genders, sexual orientations, and abilities in which one is able to thrive and achieve their personal academic and professional goals. We strive to continuously evaluate and improve in creating an environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.  Through collaboration, research, innovation, and education, we commit to creating accountability and action in our efforts.  We understand that we are all connected together as physicians, nurses, healthcare workers, patients and the community.  We believe it is our duty and an honor to be just and equitable in our role to serve and heal. To that end, the Department of Anesthesiology has been addressing the needs and ability to increase diversity among the students, residents, CRNAs, fellows, faculty and staff.  

Co-Chairs: Shruti Bassi, MD, Lisa P. Solomon, DO, FASA

Members:  Lisa P. Solomon, DO, FASA; Shruti Bassi, MD; Anna Dziamski, MD; Edmund Mangahas, MD; Behnoosh Shayegan, MD; Phillip Traylor, MD; Deepali Garg, MD; William McDade, MD; Carole Zouki, MD; Maiko Yamashita, DNP, CRNA; Samantha Pratt, CRNA; Nicholas Gius, DNP, CRNA; Jayne Slocum, MD; Jocelyn Gray, SRNA; Renie Sanders, SRNA; Trevor Rogers, SRNA

I believe in order to have a positive impact on patients health outcomes DEI must be achieved. The first step is  kindness and acceptance

Sheila Warren, CRNA

Calendar of Events:

 

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Link to list of DEI events/holidays

News:

April Newsletter!
DEI Committee Update Volume 1, Issue 1 Feburary 1, 2022

DEI Anesthesiology Department

RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER RESOURCES:

RUMC DEI

RUMC LGBTQ Care

RUMC DEI info for students, staff, faculty

RUMC Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

LibGuides: Anti-Racism & Racial Justice Resources: Home

RACIAL AND ETHNIC HEALTHCARE DISPARITIES: 

Pathways in Health Equity

2019 National Data (AHRQ)

LGBTQ CARE

IMPLICIT BIAS:

The Upstate Bias Checklist

How to Identify, Understand, and Unlearn Implicit Bias in Patient Care

The Joint Commision: Implicit bias in health care

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

CDC NCCDPHP - Social Determinants of Health - Health Equity 

Linguistic services to improve quality of patient care (Dept of Health and Human Services)

Joint UN effort to end discrimination in healthcare setting (WHO)

ACGME:

DEI - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - ACGME Home

Ethics Talk: Health Professions Students and the Future of Health Equity

Save the date for the virtual 2022 ACGME Annual Educational Conference March 30-April 1, 2022! Registration opens fall 2021. Learn More
 

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