Diversity & Inclusion Mission Statement

In an ever changing environment, our commitment to diversity and inclusion supports our mission by helping us provide the best possible care of all our patients. We are better able to serve and meet the needs of our diverse communities when we strive to understand their backgrounds and perspectives. We seek to raise awareness of our commitment to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion by enhancing our cultural competency by educating, recognizing and celebrating the value of diverse cultures, beliefs, and identities as we continue to learn from and grow with one another.

At Wake Forest Baptist Health – Wilkes Medical Center diversity is a core component of excellence in health care, our focus on diversity requires respecting the differences in people and valuing everyone as an individual. We are committed to creating a diverse and fully inclusive workplace that strengthens our organization and enhances our ability to adapt to change by developing and maintaining a workplace environment that is welcoming and supportive of all.

Diversity is about the unique characteristics that make up each one of us, and respecting the differences in people. Dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to: age, ethnicity, gender, race, physical and mental ability, sexual orientation, education background, geographic location, income, marital status, military experience, parental status, religion, national origin, educational background and geographic location.

Inclusion is about promoting the capabilities of all our people to be a better organization. The process of inclusion engages each individual and creates a sense of belonging, feeling respected, valued, and seen for who we are as individuals while ensuring that all people have the opportunity to fully engage and embrace their strengths of our differences so that collectively, we can do our best work to accomplish our goals.