Houston Hospice is committed to building a culture that fosters diversity and is equitable to all. We value the unique perspectives and contributions of our staff which creates an environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is at the heart of everything we do. Our commitment ensures that our community, including staff, patients, caregivers, supporters, and their families, receives the best care and are treated equally with respect and dignity.
Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. Embracing our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and any other differences that makes them unique, makes Houston Hospice unique. We help people live their best quality of life.
Diversity is the presence of differences within a giving setting that includes individual and organizational characteristics, values, beliefs, experiences, backgrounds, preferences, and behaviors. A person isn’t diverse, they’re unique and can bring diversity to a group.
Equity ensures everyone has access to the same opportunities. Equity recognizes that we don’t all start from the same place because advantages and barriers exist. It’s a process that acknowledges uneven starting places and seeks to correct the imbalance.
Inclusion is when people with different identities feel valued, leveraged, welcomed, and have equal access to opportunities and resources, so they can contribute fully to the organization’s success.