Furst Group and NuBrick Partners, the companies of MPI, joined with Modern Healthcare recently to honor the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare at the Radisson Blu in Chicago.
Deanna Banks (pictured, at right), a Furst Group principal, started the evening off with strong comments about the need for more diversity and inclusion in healthcare leadership, noting that they are "strategic assets" that should be deployed for maximum impact.
She recounted stories of how Top 25 honorees like Pam Sutton-Wallace, CEO of the University of Virginia Medical Center, and Gene Woods, CEO of Atrium Health (formerly Carolinas HealthCare System), led efforts to bring healing to their communities after racial turmoil.
"We encourage you to use your unique abilities and voices to continue educating and motivating our industry to be accountable for diversity and inclusion," she concluded. "Talk is not enough; actions drive forward momentum."
Watch this space for interviews throughout 2018 with many of the honorees. Please click here to read articles on previous honorees in the two Top 25 awards programs promoting diversity.
2018 Top 25 Minority Executives
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