Milwaukee, Wis. — Froedtert Health was named a Best Place to Work for Disability Inclusion, earning a top score on the 2020 Disability Equality Index® (DEI) for outstanding commitment to disability inclusion practices. The DEI assessment measures an organization’s culture and leadership, accessibility, employment practices (including benefits, education and accommodations), community engagement and supplier diversity.
“We are proud of our ongoing commitment to creating an inclusive environment where all staff have the opportunity to reach their full potential," said Eric Humphrey, senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Froedtert Health. “Being recognized as a best place to work for people with disabilities is a great honor, and aligns with our equity, diversity and inclusion strategy. Far beyond just accommodating individuals, we are creating a supportive environment where different abilities, perspectives and experiences are appreciated. We are engaging with the wider disability community and ensuring our business decisions, such as our supply chain, reflect our values.”
To identify opportunities to support hiring of people with disabilities, Froedtert Health partners with community organizations such as:
- Project SEARCH, which provides on-the-job training and skill development for Easterseals participants
- 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
The DEI is administered by two of the leading U.S. disability organizations — the American Association of People with Disabilities and Disability:IN, in consultation with the appointed DEI Advisory Committee, a diverse group of experts in business, policy, and disability advocacy. The DEI serves as the nation's most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool allowing America's leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices. This evolving index objectively scores each corporation or organization on a scale from 0 to 100. Froedtert Health scored 100, representing the most inclusive.
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.
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 five hospitals, nearly 2,000 physicians and more than 40 health centers and clinics, draws patients from throughout the Midwest and the nation. In our most recent fiscal year, outpatient visits exceeded 1.3 million, inpatient admissions to our hospitals were 52,855 and visits to our network physicians totaled 1,059,268.