Episode 35: Inside the Northern Light Health DEI Council

During this episode of Tim Talk, Tim hosts his very first panel discussion with four members of Northern Light Health’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Council: Olamide Sobowale, MD, OB/GYN, Northern Light Women’s Health; Emily Tolman, MSN, RN, system director, Health Equity and Access; Melissa Skahan, vice president, Mission Integration, Northern Light Mercy; and Mia Dubois, MSN, RN, associate vice president, Patient Experience, Northern Light Health. Northern Light’s DEI Council is a dynamic, diverse, and talented group of 20 individuals who are behind all the hard work that is happening around our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, which ultimately supports our culture of caring. Each panelist discusses why they choose to be a member of the Northern Light DEI Council and why this work inspires them. In addition, the panel gives an overview of the work of the council, an explanation of an important provider anti-discrimination policy change implemented by the council just this past year, a bit about the current initiatives of the gender identity task force, and more.

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