2015 Healthcare Diversity Summit

2015 Healthcare Diversity Summit

The Washington Healthcare Diversity Summit allow participants to engage in dialog and action with the healthcare community on diversity & leadership best practices using the council as the primary medium. Dynamic leaders in this industry address all issues pertaining to diversity in healthcare that have impact on individuals, organizations, and the community.


Presented By


Individual Registration — $69


A $3 processing fee will be charged to all registrations



Transformational Diversity in Healthcare



October 29, 2015


Hosted By

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance



McCormick & Schmick’s Harborside
1200 Westlake Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
Room: Harborside Room on the ground floor


Schedule of Events

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9:00 – 9:05 a.m. Registration, Breakfast and Networking
9:05 – 9:15 a.m. Host Welcome & Remarks
9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Featured Speaker
10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Featured Speaker
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Questions & Answers Session
11:30 a.m. Adjourn


Event Chair

Account Manager, Health Services


Featured Speaker

CEO, UW Medicine
Executive Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine, University of Washington



Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Seattle Cancer Alliance



Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Clinical Operations
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Senior Vice President, National Accounts, Clinical Services
UnitedHealth Group

Chief Executive, Swedish Medical Group
Vice President, Chief Executive of Care Transformation, Swedish Health System

Regional Vice President Pharmacy & Retail Operations


Discussion Topics

Topic #1: Many Faces: Addressing Diversity in Healthcare
Diversity. It is a word that means something different to each and every person. The changing demographics and economics of our growing multicultural world and the long-standing disparities in the health status of people from culturally diverse backgrounds have challenged health care providers and organizations to consider cultural diversity as a priority. However, health care providers must realize that addressing cultural diversity goes beyond knowing the values, beliefs, practices and customs of African Americans, Asians, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans/Alaskan Natives, and Pacific Islanders. In addition to racial classification and national origin, there are many other faces of cultural diversity. Religious affiliation, language, physical size, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability (both physical and mental), political orientation, socio-economic status, occupational status and geographical location are but a few of the faces of diversity.


Topic 2: Painting with a Broad Brush: “One size does not fit all”
“One size does not fit all” when it comes to delivering patient care. Even within specific groups, there is a wide array of demographics consisting of patients with different needs, experiences, and perspectives. Therefore, when assessing the best way to handle patients, you can’t “paint with a broad brush”. The care administered to each patient should be tailored based on his or her unique circumstances and “cultural lens”.




For sponsorship opportunities please contact Kelsea Haught at kelsea.haught@nationaldiversitycouncil.org.


Individual Registration — $69


A $3 processing fee will be charged to all registrations