HealthLeaders Media May 13, 2022
A series celebrating nurse leaders who go above and beyond.
Mobile medical vans that take healthcare out into the community around Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital are a part of the institution’s decades-long commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).
Deborah Washington, PhD, RN, Mass General’s DEI health and community partnerships manager, has been a fixture in the hospital’s DEI initiatives since the mid-19902 and is responsible for such programs that serve underserved community members and work to sweep away longstanding inequities.
Washington spoke to HealthLeaders about how nurse leaders can begin to implement DEI in their organizations.
This transcript has been edited for length and clarity.
HealthLeaders: For nurse leaders who are working toward DEI, what is required, generally, for...