Novant Health receives awards for diversity, inclusion and equity | Sudclthebdomadary


WINSTON-SALEM – Novant Health has been recognized for the fifth time as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign and one of “America’s Best Employers for Diversity” by Forbes.

Novant Health says it embeds diversity, inclusion and equity into its business strategy and training; provides open dialogue via chats and web forums; and deploys Business Resource Groups around common identities.

“We have consciously worked to embed diversity, inclusion, equity and belonging in our organization,” said Carmen Canales, director of human resources at Novant Health. “We recognize that each person is different and shaped by unique life experiences, which allows us to better understand our patients, our team members and the communities we serve. Diversity, inclusion and equity are lifelong commitments, and we are honored to be recognized by both the HRC Foundation and Forbes.

Fourteen of Novant Health’s hospitals have been recognized as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. This is the fifth time Novant Health has received system-wide recognition.

The medical centers designated as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” are:

Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center

• Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital

• Novant Health Clemmons Medical Center

• Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

• Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital

• Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center

• Novant Health Kernersville Medical Center

• Novant Health Matthews Medical Center

• Novant Health Mint Hill Medical Center

• Novant Health Medical Park Hospital

• Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center

• Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center

• Novant Health Rowan Medical Center

• Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center


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