Health Care Equity


In collaboration with our members, community-based organizations and other institutions and leaders, THA is committed to intentionally closing economic, racial and heath gaps in every Texas community. THA believes that closing these gaps will enable every individual to achieve optimal health through the delivery of equitable health services. THA continues to take a strong, unwavering stance against any form of racism, bias, and all forms of discrimination.

“THA and Texas hospitals are committed to advancing the agenda of diversity, equity and inclusiveness. Diversity and inclusivity are demonstrations of a commitment to social justice and to the betterment of everyone in our communities. We value differences, welcome all different individuals into our community of service, and work tirelessly to provide each individual the opportunity to attain their full potential.”

Sally Deitch
Chair, THA Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Executive Vice President, Nursing & Operations Infrastructure, Ascension

Member Hospital Spotlights

Memorial Hermann

Memorial Hermann is recognized for its ongoing commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Memorial Hermann has been recognized by Vizient as a top performer for Supplier Diversity Excellence. This designation recognizes community hospital members that best champion inclusion in its supply chain, accelerating economic growth in its communities by choosing to work with minority, women and veteran-owned businesses.

In addition, Memorial Hermann received the inaugural Sheri L. Parrack Diversity Excellence Award from the Federation of Houston Professional Women in September 2021. The award recognizes Memorial Hermann’s robust commitments to promote equity, diversity and inclusion along with its ongoing work to create a more inclusive environment for its workforce and community.

Memorial Hermann Community Benefit Corporation has been recognized by many different groups and associations for its innovative commitments to address the issue of healthcare access for the underserved and uninsured.


UT Southwestern

UT Southwestern ranked among 20 Best Employers for Diversity, top health care institution

UT Southwestern is committed to offering opportunity as well as innovative support that allows employees across our enterprise to perform at their best and grow their careers. It is the only health care institution listed among the top 20 employers nationally.


Additional Resources

Diversity and Inclusion in Leadership Governance Toolkit

AHA Institute for Diversity and Health Equity
This toolkit focuses on developing diversity and inclusion leadership strategies at the board level. It also encourages significant governance changes throughout health care organizations. LEARN MORE

Equity of Care: Best Practices for Building Leadership Diversity Programs

AHA Institute for Diversity and Health Equity
This worksheet looks at best practices for building leadership diversity programs through various case studies. LEARN MORE

Podcasts on Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

AHA Trustee Services.

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