Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

At Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center, we value the perspectives and experiences of every team member, every visitor, and every patient. Here, every relationship is rooted in respect and dignity.

All of us are stronger and more effective in our roles when we listen and learn from one another’s life experiences, and when we embrace individual differences as assets that help us achieve our goal to improve the lives of those we serve.

We appreciate that diversity fosters innovation and creates an environment where all feel welcomed and included. These qualities are essential to a place of healing. Further, we believe that diversity encompasses race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, experience, age, disability, social class, and more. We are focused on breaking down barriers based on these qualities that keep people from realizing their full potential.

We also know that nurturing and maintaining a diverse and respectful environment takes constant effort and a deep commitment.

How we work to ensure our values and an environment of mutual respect

As a system partner of Dartmouth Health, we are part of the organization’s development of a policy on employee expression of civil rights, a non-discrimination policy, and our policies will be influenced by the findings of Dartmouth Health’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. Learn more about our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging.