Episode 13 – Embedding DEI in Your Mission & Culture with Maxine Carrington CHRO of Northwell Health – #1 Hospital & Health System for Diversity & Inclusion

Northwell Health sets the standard of excellence in Healthcare DEI with numerous awards and several years of experience building sustainable solutions.

As New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, Northwell Health has been named, the best health system for diversity in the United States, for the second year in a row, and made the list for the ninth straight year, while remaining in the top spot in the 2021 DiversityInc rankings for Hospitals and Health Systems.

Aligning and embedding DEI in your mission and culture is key to success. Many leaders are embarking on their DEI journey with a focus on the talent lifecycle in their organizations.  Building a comprehensive talent strategy to maximize DEI, requires thought leadership, tools and techniques based on proven best practices and next practices.

With 23 hospitals and 800 outpatient centers across New York City, Long Island, Westchester, and Connecticut—areas hard hit by COVID-19 early on—and a workforce in the trenches of the pandemic every day, keeping employees safe, motivated and engaged is an ongoing challenge.

In this episode we’ll discuss strategy, culture, influence, and explore four key phases of the talent life cycle: Attract, Engage, Develop and Advance to optimize DEI in organizations in these unique times and realize positive results.  Maxine Carrington is Northwell Health’s senior vice president and chief human resources officer.  She shares deep expertise, practical advice, and inspiring vision on this topic. The talent life cycle offers a framework to measure DEI success with real-world perspective for all listeners on their DEI journey—meeting you where you are, as you strive to be an Employer of Choice and the Best Place to Work for All.

Maxine has served in progressively responsible leadership roles and has successfully driven team member engagement and development at every layer of the health system. Most recently, she served as deputy chief human resources officer where she was responsible for the design and implementation of strategic initiatives related to the team member experience, career and performance development, change management, workforce diversity, equity and inclusion, corporate social responsibility and compensation. Prior to joining Northwell, Carrington was a manager and attorney with the New York City Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations.

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About Brian & Charlotte

After meeting as students at Cornell  University, the married couple have forged Fortune 500 careers in HR,  Diversity & Inclusion, Talent & Organizational Development and Marketing.

What they share in common is a realization of the intersectionality of race, gender, and disability and an overwhelming passion for diversity, equity, and inclusion