Diversity

Diversity is our way of life

People are diverse—in their heritages, skills, interests, shapes, sizes, colors.

That's why Novant Health UVA Health System is committed to creating a culture that supports and encourages diversity.

Diversity among our patients

The word "diversity" simply means different, varied, not alike. For organizations like Novant Health UVA Health System, diversity means recognizing that people are different and then doing what it takes to bring out the best in each person. Diversity is a competency we value as a Health System because it involves recognizing that everyone is different and that differences can provide advantages. It means recognizing that people have a right to be different. It means being sensitive to differences of gender, race, education, style, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, mindset, age, physical ability, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other life experiences. We believe so strongly in this concept that diversity is held forth as one of the core values for our organization.

Diversity among our employees

Diversity takes commitment on a personal level and at an organizational level. It's not Equal Opportunity or Affirmative Action law. Although diversity includes the concepts behind those regulations, it goes beyond them. For us to continue to be successful, it will take a personal and professional commitment to ensure that every individual who works within Novant Health UVA Health System contributes to patient care with his or her talents. The key is to empower each employee to do his or her own best while working together as a team with a common purpose.

Diversity among our suppliers

Novant Health UVA Health System employees are a diverse group. We also have diverse suppliers and customers. And we all have different perspectives on how we look at situations, based on our personal values, beliefs, opinions and backgrounds. What's important is that we recognize and build upon these differences to better serve our communities.