Novant Health – 2013 50 Out Front for Diversity Leadership


Novant Health #47

Winston-Salem, NC
23,625 employees
CEO: Carl S. Armato
CDE: Deborah Ashton, PhD

Diversity Mission: Novant’s mission, vision and values help guide in the development of a diverse organization. Novant Health lives its mission “to improve the health of communities, one person at a time.” Our vision gives us direction: We, the employees of Novant and our physician partners, will deliver the most remarkable patient experience, in every dimension, every time. Our values help guide us: compassion, diversity, personal excellence and teamwork. Through our value of diversity, we recognize that every person is different, each shaped by unique life experiences; this enables us to better understand one another and our customers. Like many organizations, we have adopted and believe in a policy of nondiscrimination.

Novant Health offers its employees work-life benefits and mentoring programs. Same-sex domestic partner benefits are also available to employees. The organization has a System Diversity Council (SDC), which coordinates Novant Health’s overall diversity and inclusion process. The business resource groups are employee-driven. These groups help Novant Health provide a welcoming environment that supports diversity and inclusion of people from various backgrounds. Diversity awareness and training is provided for Novant Health management and staff.  Novant Health does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or age with regard to admission, treatment, or participation in its programs, services and activities, or in employment. Most important, we believe that people make our organization a state and national leader in providing exceptional health services to all patients who entrust their care to us.