Froedtert Health earns top score for disability inclusion practices

Milwaukee, Wis. (July 21, 2022) – Froedtert Health was named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion, earning a top 100 score on the 2022 Disability Equality Index (DEI). Froedtert Health also received the top score for disability inclusion practices in 2020 and 2021.

The DEI measures:

  • Culture and leadership
  • Enterprise-wide access
  • Employment practices (benefits, recruitment, employment, education, retention and advancement, accommodations)
  • Community engagement
  • Supplier diversity

"Earning a top score on the Disability Equality Index for the third year in a row affirms our commitment to achieving disability inclusion and equality at Froedtert Health and in our communities," said Eric Humphrey, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Froedtert Health. "We are proud to foster a supportive environment where staff with different abilities, perspectives and experiences can reach their full potential inside our organization and beyond."

Froedtert Health partners with community organizations to identify opportunities to support the hiring of people with disabilities. They include:

  • Project SEARCH, which provides on-the-job training and skill development for participants of TransCen, Inc. and Threshold, Inc.
  • Best Buddies, which creates opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities
  • Goodwill Industries, which provides job training for people who have barriers preventing them from employment

About Froedtert Health
Froedtert Health is a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based, integrated health care system providing a variety of health-related services, including hospitals and health centers, home care, laboratory, health insurance, employer health services and workplace clinics and digital health solutions.

About Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
The Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin regional health network is a partnership between Froedtert Health and the Medical College of Wisconsin supporting a shared mission of patient care, innovation, medical research and education. Our health network operates eastern Wisconsin's only academic medical center and adult Level I Trauma Center at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, an internationally recognized training and research center engaged in thousands of clinical trials and studies. The Froedtert & MCW health network, which includes 11 hospital locations, more than 2,000 physicians and more than 45 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation. In our most recent fiscal year, outpatient visits were nearly 1.5 million, inpatient admissions to our hospitals were 55,085 and visits to our network physicians exceeded 1.1 million.

About The Disability Equality Index
The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a benchmarking tool that helps companies build a roadmap of measurable, tangible actions they can take to achieve disability inclusion and equality. Each company receives a score on a scale of zero (0) to 100. Those earning 80 and above are recognized as a “Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion.” The DEI is a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN, the global business disability inclusion network.