City of Hope Recognized by DiversityInc for its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts

Letisia Marquez
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Institution is ranked among top companies for hospitals and health systems in 2021
DUARTE, Calif. — City of Hope, a world-renowned independent cancer and diabetes research and treatment center, has been recognized by DiversityInc among the nation’s hospitals and health systems for its diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives. City of Hope was ranked eighth in the health care group, and is the only California medical institution to be included on the list.
Launched in 2001, DiversityInc’s survey is the most comprehensive, data-driven analysis of some of the largest U.S. employers. The assessment collects data across six key areas: Leadership Accountability, Human Capital Diversity Metrics, Talent Programs, Workforce Practices, Supplier Diversity and Philanthropy. DiversityInc receives more than 1,800 submissions from employers for the ranking.
“City of Hope is honored to be recognized by DiversityInc for our diversity, equity and inclusion efforts,” said Angela L. Talton, City of Hope senior vice president and chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer. “City of Hope is deeply committed to fostering diversity, equity and inclusion across our organization, as we believe diversity of cultural backgrounds, experience, perspective and approach at all levels and in all settings is critical for our mission of transforming the future of health, developing innovations in research and providing optimal care for our patients.”
City of Hope’s diversity efforts include the establishment of a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Governance Council. The council is tasked with providing guidance and alignment on initiative recommendations regarding advancing contributions to health equity and community outreach, increasing the diversity of its workforce and suppliers, and ensuring an inclusive experience with supporting systems, policies and procedures. The council has been instrumental in providing forums or listening sessions to hear the voice of City of Hope staff and use that input to ideate multiple programs, initiatives and best practices to further City of Hope’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.    
City of Hope has also brought greater diversity, representation and accountability, and a broader range of perspectives and ideas, to its executive leadership. The institution is working to extend its leadership development programs, employee resource groups and diversity councils throughout the enterprise to increase opportunities for growth and career advancement.
In addition, City of Hope continues its efforts to bridge gaps in cancer research, access, treatment and outcomes in diverse populations nationwide. City of Hope hosts fundraising and awareness campaigns such as “Dine In for Health Justice” and “Closing the Care Gap” to address the research and care disparities in cancer and diabetes that are prevalent in communities of color. These ongoing events aim to partner with influencers in the music, film and entertainment industry.
“We look forward to learning from DiversityInc’s best practices and continuing our journey to infuse diversity, equity and inclusion into our everyday operations with a focus on our staff, patients and the community at large,said Talton. 
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About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies, and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) became a part of City of Hope in 2016. AccessHopeTM, a wholly owned subsidiary, was launched in 2019, dedicated to serving employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s exceptional cancer expertise. A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s “Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona. For more information about City of Hope, follow us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.