Top Hospitals For Latinos
Baylor University Medical Center
As the flagship hospital of Baylor Scott & White Health in North Texas , it cares for more than 300,000 people each year and has 894 licensed beds. Its 1,376 physicians attend to 36,007 admissions, 146,077 outpatient visits and 106,979 emergency room visits. As a teaching hospital, it also includes 220 medical residents and fellows. The Diversity Management Council (DMC) is active in both recruiting a diverse workforce and in promoting diversity throughout the workforce. Other efforts by the DMC include: participating in diversity “Train-the-Trainer” Management programs at the facility level, representing the health system and the council in recruitment or community events and developing recommendations and implementing plans to integrate diversity into new employee orientation. As part of preparing for a diverse patient population, the council Assess each facility’s delivery of culturally appropriate care and present recommendations for meeting needs and Study the demographics of each facility’s community and create a plan to address diversity issues.
Children's Health in Dallas is the leading pediatric health care system in North Texas, the eighth largest pediatric health care provider in the nation, and the second busiest in terms of admissions and pediatric Emergency Department visits. For more than 100 years, Children’s Health has been making life better for children across North Texas. With two full-service hospitals and one specialty hospital, 18 specialty centers and a primary care practice, we provide an expanded breadth and depth of care and meet patients where they live, learn and play within their communities. We are the only academic health care facility in North Texas dedicated exclusively to the comprehensive care of children. Children’s Health is the primary pediatric teaching facility for The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, and Children’s Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern performs transformative biomedical research with a dedicated team of world-class researchers. Children’s Medical Center Dallas, the system’s flagship hospital, has once again been recognized among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 2018-2019. Children’s Medical Center is the only hospital in North Texas ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties in the annual Best Children’s Hospital report, which is based on patient treatment outcomes.
City of Hope
Founded in 1913, City of Hope is one of only 48 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute. Its role as a leader in patient care, basic and clinical research, and the translation of science into tangible benefit is widely acknowledged. City of Hope is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with community clinics throughout Southern California. It is ranked as one of "America's Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. The center is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and diabetes, and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. City of Hope is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people with cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Its mission is to transform the future of health care by turning science into practical benefit and hope into reality. The center accomplishes this by providing outstanding care, conducting innovative research and offering vital education programs focused on eliminating these diseases.
Henry Ford Hospital
The Henry Ford health System is regularly awarded as one of the most diverse health networks in the country. Henry Ford supports employee involvement in its diversity and inclusion efforts through participation in Employee Resource Groups (ERGs). They promote and encourage a culture of professional growth, build positive direct relationships with staff and maximize each employee’s contribution to the health system mission. Of the seven ERGs, Hispanic employees can join “Amigos de Henry Ford Health System.” The hospital is staffed by the Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s largest group practices with 1,200 physicians and researchers in more than 40 specialties. It serves patients from across the world at its 53-acre 877-bed hospital, and specialists train the next generation of health care professionals at its education and research center. Locally, the Michigan Minority Business Development Council has twice recognized Henry Ford as the Health Care Sector Corporation of the Year, and five times awarded Henry Ford with the Corporate ONE Award.
Johns Hopkins University
Arguably the most famous hospital in the nation, it has been the seminal example of medical achievement. It totals 1,194 licensed beds and 2,000 full-time physicians and has been ranked the best hospital in the country for 22 years. The Diversity Postdoctoral Alliance Committee (DPAC) was launched in February 2015 to create a clear, consistent voice for and to support the development of postdoctoral fellows and trainees who are African-American, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islanders. In patient care, many Latinos are beginning to tap the hospital’s health seminars and social services—three Spanish-speaking therapists are avail able at Johns Hopkins Bayview’s pediatric clinics. Lastly, in the effort to get more minority students into the sciences, the Diversity and Academic Advancement Summer Institute enrolls Thread high school students and recent graduates in five-week paid summer internships in laboratories, clinics and offices at the school of medicine and Baltimore businesses for real-world experience.
Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento
Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center has 3,900 employees and 520 physicians ready to serve you. Kaiser Permanente boasts of innovative technology to provide specialized treatment. Their Level II Trauma Center, the first in the South Sacramento area- is equipped for any victims suffering traumatic injuries. The Center also has a dedicated Latino Health Center that specializes in healthcare for Latinos. Kaiser Permanente Center also hosts telephone group visits on a variety of health topics. This program allows member to learn how to prevent and manage health conditions and ask questions during recorded sessions.
Lenox Hill Hospital
New York, NY
As part of the Northwell Health Network, Lenox Hill is a 652-bed, acute care hospital located on Manhattan's Upper East Side. A staple in the community for more than 150 years, the hospital has earned a national reputation for outstanding patient care and innovative medical and surgical treatments. As the second hospital to make the list from “The Empire State,” it shares a number of similarities in its outreach to minority patients and potential Hispanic employees. The Executive Diversity and Inclusion Council provide executive oversight to diversity, inclusion and health literacy programs and initiatives. The Executive Council is chaired by Michael Dowling, the president & chief executive officer of the health network, and is comprised of other members of senior leadership including the chief diversity and inclusion officer. The Inclusion Academy leadership development program is designed to provide coordinators, front-line managers and directors with the tools necessary to implement and manage diversity and inclusion strategies at their local sites and facilities.
Lutheran Hospital -Cleveland Clinic
Lutheran Hospital was first opened in 1896. When it first opened it was a residence that was rented for $42 a month. Fast forward over 100 years, Lutheran Hospital is now a 203-bed hospital that offers cutting-edge technology and advanced research and surgery. The hospital also offers opportunities for Hispanic/Latino employees to improve their professional development. Lutheran also offers programs that train non-Spanish healthcare professionals with functional Spanish skills to better communicate with Spanish speaking employees and patients. Lutheran Hospital's Hispanic Clinic offers bilingual health care. Their goal is to meet the needs of the Hispanic community. Physicians and staff are bilingual and trained to help in both English and in Spanish.
Among the most notable on the list, the Mayo Clinic has locations across the country and sees more than 1 million patients a year including 8,000 international patients from 150 countries. The renowned hospital network has developed websites that provide comprehensive information for patients whose first language is Spanish and established an International Patients Office to help ensure that distance and language are not obstacles to receiving world-class care. Experienced medical interpreters are available at no cost to assist patients as they attend appointments, translate patient education materials, and assist with completing patient registration and finance information. It also offers minority health and wellness programs on: cancer prevention, healthy brain aging, community outreach, community-engaged research and others. Its One World Advisory Council, a patient and family organization, provides culturally competent care. It strengthens the voices of diverse patients and families at its facilities in order to enhance patient safety, satisfaction and quality of care.
Moffitt Cancer Center
As one of the leading cancer research and treatment facilities in the nation, the Tampa, Florida-based hospital is also serving one of the most diverse populations. Moffitt treats more than 300,000 patients with cancer from common to complex. Moffitt also belongs to a group of elite cancer centers. It is one of only 47 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country and the only one based in Florida. Patients and families separated from their caregiving team by a difference in language rely on Moffitt’s professional translators, medical interpreters, and its over-the-phone and video remote interpretation services every day of the year. The results are rewarding — to patients, the caregiving team, and the interpreters themselves. Among the tools used to invest in diversity includes enhancing Moffitt’s image among underserved communities as an organization delivering cultural and linguistically competent care through prevention education and mutually beneficial partnerships and serving as a resource, as well as, to identify opportunities to increase Moffitt’s preparedness when serving diverse communities.
Parkland Health and Hospital Center
First opened in 1894 and now one of the largest public hospital systems in the country. It is considered one of the busiest hospitals in the country. Parkland’s hospital serves a large community of Hispanics. In 2014, of the 295,000 patients Parkland treated, 55 percent were Hispanic. Each month, Parkland treats about 75,000 patients who speak a language other than English. About 92 percent of them are Spanish-speakers. Parkland is always actively involved in the community. This year, they were a part of the AVANCE Latino Street Fest. They conducted workshops to learn about Parkland's Nutrition Services, Epilepsy Outreach, their Lactation Clinic, the Parkland Community Health Plan, among other important topics.
St. Joseph Medical Clinic
St. Joseph Medical Clinic in Wisconsin has served the area for over 40 years. They are a non-profit clinic that supports the health of the uninsured and low-income resident of Waukesha County. Approximately 39% of St. Joseph's Medical Center are Hispanic. The clinic provides staff and volunteers that are Spanish-speaking and culturally-sensitive. Aside from providing excellent services, they also partner with community organization to improve the quality of life for Hispanics/Latinos. They are a member agency of the Hispanic Collaborative Network (HCN). The health of the Latinos are of high importance to St. Joseph's Medical Center. Cancer has caused 19 percent of Hispanic/Latino deaths in Wisconsin. Hispanic/Latinos in Wisconsin have a higher rate of death from diabetes, compared to the total Wisconsin population.
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York City, NY
The Mount Sinai Health System spans locations across the state. It is among one of the most extensive networks on this list boasting over 7,000 physicians, seven hospitals and 300 locations including all their affiliate partners and clinics. It is also an academic institution with a medical school and graduate program included. The Mount Sinai Hospital is a 1,171-bed, tertiary-care teaching facility known for clinical care. The institution also received a Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to open the first geriatric emergency department in New York City. The Faculty Diversity Council promotes diversity in faculty recruitment, retention, development, and inclusion. We focus on increasing the representation and advancement of groups underrepresented in medicine and research at all levels, from medical and graduate students and trainees through faculty in all departments, institutes, and administration. Site Diversity Councils present recommendations to leadership to address site-specific, diversity-related challenges while supporting the strategic goals of the organization.
UC Davis Medical Center
Situated in Sacramento, California, Davis Medical is nationally ranked in 10 adult and 5 pediatric specialties. It serves 33 counties and 6 million residents across Northern and Central California and admits more than 40,000 patients per year and handles nearly 1 million visits. The medical center’s emergency room sees more than 210 patients per day on average. Latinos make up 39 percent of California’s population, but only 4.7 percent of its physicians. To help close the gap, UC Davis and The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG) are launching a new initiative to produce more doctors who are well prepared to advance health for the state’s largest ethnic group. The overall goal of the Prep Médico program – short for “Preparando Estudiantes Para Ser Médicos,” or “Preparing Students to Be Physicians,” is to enhance the diversity in the physician workforce and in Northern California that will provide cultural and linguistically sensitive health care. Transforming Education and Community Health (TEACH) Program, is a nationally recognized primary care training track for resident interested in caring for the medically underserved.
UC San Diego Medical Center
San Diego, CA
UC San Diego Health is one of five academic medical centers within the 10-campus University of California system. Collectively known as UC Health, these medical centers comprise the fourth largest health care delivery system in California and train nearly 50 percent of the state’s medical students and medical residents. With a total of 808 beds, UC Health provided $486 million in charity care, while also generating $16.7 billion in economic activity throughout California. The Diversity Staff Association promotes knowledge about different communities within our employee base while also hosting panel discussions with representatives from various community groups to foster understanding. UC San Diego School of Medicine’s chapter of the Latino Medical Student Association draws its membership from a dedicated group of medical students who are focused on increasing the number of underrepresented minorities at our school of medicine. The hospital offers interpreter services, which include five on-site Spanish language interpreters, a 24-hour Language Line, an interpretation phone service with more than 200 languages offered, and a newly launched My Accessible Real-Time Trusted Interpreter (MARTTI) program.
UCLA Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA
With California being home a number of top ranked hospitals, the need to reach the increasingly Hispanic population is more pressing than ever. It totals 530 beds, 25 operating rooms and averages 44,466 emergency room patients annually. It is even nationally ranked in 15 adult specialties and 10 children’s specialties. The Pediatric Faculty Diversity Committee promotes a culture of inclusion and appreciation for diversity across multiple areas, including race/ethnicity and aims to enhance patient care, teaching, and research within the Division of Pediatrics. Among institution-wide goals of the UCLA Heath System is promote recruitment, retention, professional excellence, and overall well-being among underrepresented residents, fellows, and faculty and enhance departmental cultural awareness and sensitivity to enrich the services we provide to the diverse communities represented by patients. Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) is a set of experimental training awards designed to learn how to attract students from diverse backgrounds into the biomedical research workforce and encourage them to become future contributors to the NIH-funded research enterprise.
University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
Salt Lake City, UT
As a nationally ranked hospital, the University of Utah health system is already making strong headway to include minorities in the medical field. The College of Nursing's efforts to help diversify the nursing workforce got a boost for its Diversity Recruitment, Retention, and Leadership Development program. Recipients must pursue a bachelor's degree in nursing, which typically takes four years to complete. The program will provide opportunities for mentoring with nurses and upperclassmen nursing students, offer supplemental instructional courses, and the chance to network and hone leadership skills through involvement in committees within the University or outside. From 1990 to 2000, Utah’s immigrant population grew 171 percent. To help employers manage issues of cultural diversity in the workplace attendant to this rapid increase, the University of Utah’s Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health offered a seminar rooted in cultural competency.
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer
Aside from serving one of the most diverse populations in the country’s fourth largest city, MD Anderson currently boasts a 654-bed cancer facility with over 27,700 admissions and has performed 8,656 annual inpatient and 10,281 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 22,423 visits; a staggering number considering it is also a teaching hospital. Diversity is at the core of the mission as they serve a city with an estimated 90 languages spoken in Texas’ largest city. With pertinent information available in Spanish as well as four other languages, it has already acclimated to the changing face of the Houston. Its Diversity Council is an institutional committee, which develops strategies that attract and retain superior talent and assist MD Anderson in enhancing its workforce that is in balance with the community it serve. The hospital employee networks serve as a vehicle to voice ideas, foster support systems and promote the professional development of diversity. That includes six organizations that are open to all employees.
University of Washington Medical Center
Set in Seattle, Washington, the decorated hospital is nationally ranked in 11 specialties. As part of the medical student curriculum, there are optional educational pathways concerned with
underserved communities, including Hispanic, Indian, Global, and LGBTQ health. The medical students also engage in numerous service learning opportunities and student-run clinics as well as working with many of the undergraduate diversity programs on the UW campus. Organizations include the Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA), a medical school student group devoted to wLatino students and serving the Latino population to name just one. Other measures designed to ensure the success of minority students include: utilizing departmental diversity metrics to make the School more inclusive, awarding UW School of Medicine Diversity Scholarships, supporting affinity-based community groups that provide resources and mentoring and providing ways for the entire community to engage in diversity efforts that improve health outcomes for all patients. The Center for Health Equity Diversity and Inclusion (CEDI) has created new faculty communities through the Committee on Minority Faculty Affairs as well as a network of underrepresented residents and fellows.
UT Health San Antonio Cancer Center
San Antonio, TX
While MD Anderson may cast a large shadow, the San Antonio Cancer Center is also a leading institution in research and treatment of various types of the illness. Serving a city with a population that is 63 percent Hispanic demands a comprehensive diversity plan for patient care and aspiring medical student and employees alike. The UT Health San Antonio System established The Office for Student Diversity and Professional Development and was created with a new assistant dean to further support and sustain student diversity and inclusion efforts. The graduates from the medical school from 2006 through 2012 ranked above the ninetieth percentile for Hispanics. The creation of a diversity committee ensured the recruitment of more minority and women candidates in positions as well as bolstering the number of minority students in its medical school and graduate programs. Patient outreach efforts include a bilingual approach in a largely bilingual city. As an option closer to home for cancer treatment, the investment in cultural competency has made it not only diverse, but also dynamic in its approach to care.