Diversity & Inclusion

Hackensack Meridian Health is dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that delivers culturally competent, patient-centered care. We value and celebrate the contribution of our team members and acknowledge that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. Through our Diversity & Inclusion program, we strive to:

  • Foster an inclusive environment that embraces different perspectives and that values the contributions of each individual
  • Promote diversity at every level throughout our network
  • Employ and develop the finest talent from all groups within our vibrant communities
  • Provide outstanding and award-winning health care services

We also offer access to various trainings and certifications on diversity, inclusion, and offering culturally competent care. Courses are available through the Diversity & Inclusion Academy at Team Hackensack Meridian University (Team HMU).

Team Member Resource Groups

Mission: To create an intercultural dialogue that will provide diverse perspectives and practice; to increase participation in order to foster equality while contributing to Hackensack Meridian Health’s mission, efforts, and values.

Vision: To enhance our culture achieved by working together in harmony to create the best human experience for our team members, our patients, and the communities we serve, by creating an inclusive environment where all are valued for their talent and empowered to reach their fullest potential.

Culture Recognition & Heritage Months

The Diversity & Inclusion Department keeps team members aware of and informed about various cultures.

Hackensack Meridian Health recognizes our team members come from various communities and cultural heritages, which enrich our organization. Therefore, we celebrate and highlight these cultures at different times of the year.

View the calendar of the heritage months celebrated in the U.S. and at HMH here.

Subject to union negotiations. We are required by law to deal with the unions on behalf of unionized team members, and we will continue to do so. We will only negotiate with the unions, not with individual unionized team members.