Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Covenant Health's Diversity Statement

We affirm we are all wonderfully and wholly made in the image of God, which drives us to welcome and embrace all who enter our facilities for  care.

Our patients, residents and communities feel welcome, comfortable and secure in the assurance of our commitment to high-quality holistic care for all.

Employees feel seen, heard and acknowledged and are invested and active participants in the continuous development of a culture where all feel a sense of belonging and are encouraged to flourish.

Catholic Health Association of the United States: We Are Called

In 2021, Covenant Health joined the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) in a new initiative to confront racism by achieving health equity. The initiative brings together over 20 of the nation’s largest Catholic health care systems committed to confronting systemic racism by prioritizing four focus areas.

Four Focus Areas

  • Enact change across our own health systems: Members are examining how their organizations recruit, hire, promote and retain employees; how they conduct business operations, including visible diversity and inclusivity at the decision, leadership and governance levels; and how they incentivize and hold our leaders accountable.
  • Advocate for improved health outcomes for minority communities and populations: Members agree to promote and improve the delivery of culturally competent care and oppose policies that exacerbate or perpetuate economic and social inequities, including such issues as education, housing and criminal justice reform.
  • Strengthen trust with minority communities: Members will continue to foster, strengthen and sustain authentic relationships based on mutually agreed goals to better understand their communities’ unique needs.
  • Act for COVID-19 equity: Members commit to ensuring that COVID-19 tests are available and accessible in minority communities and that new treatments are equitably distributed as they become available. Members will also work to prioritize vaccinations for those individuals and families at higher risk, including aging populations and communities of color.


We are Called Quote

“We are honored to stand beside our brothers and sisters in the Catholic health care ministry as we join the Catholic Health Association through our pledge to Confront Racism by Achieving Health Equity,” said Stephen J. Grubbs, Covenant Health’s President/CEO. “Covenant is proud to be entrusted with the ministries of multiple congregations which have served countless underserved, frail and vulnerable populations for generations. This is ongoing work. Our pledge to join We Are Called represents our commitment to continuing the vision of our founding sponsors and to improving the health and well-being of all in our care – today and in the future.”

View the Catholic health care organizations that have signed the pledge.


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