At Lee Memorial Health System, we work together to achieve positive results. We are dedicated to providing a positive work environment of inclusion where each individual that walks through our doors is welcomed, valued and treated with respect and dignity.
Diversity is defined as “the ways in which we differ as individuals or organizations and the commonalities and similarities that justify and motivate diverse people and entities to work collaboratively together, in order to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes.”
Diversity at Lee Memorial Health System has many levels and dimensions. We define diversity in broad terms to ensure that everyone is included and that their diversity is valued. Diversity takes into account the very human social characteristics that impact individuals’ values, perceptions, experiences and beliefs. By embracing all aspects of diversity communication, understanding and trust is enhanced, which leads to better outcomes.
In keeping with our commitment to be an “Excellent Healthcare Employer” and to be recognized as an Employer of Choice®, we strive at being the best patient-centered health care facility in Florida. Lee Memorial Health System has a vision for a healthier community in which everyone has access to quality health care, regardless of race or socioeconomic status; where diverse health professionals are welcomed; and a health system that is sensitive to the unique cultural and individual needs of our patients and families. We understand that our success to achieve this is measured by many factors.
- Promoting diversity and cultural competence initiatives throughout the organization.
- Attracting, developing and retaining diverse talent.
- Overseeing programs for our Limited English Proficient patient population through Language Services.
- Creating an environment of inclusion where our patients and staff are treated with respect.
These initiatives focus on enriching and enhancing our interactions with our patients, employees, and the community to ensure that their experience with Lee Memorial Health System is a memorable one.
To contact the Diversity office, please call 239-424-3806 or e-mail
Lee County has a growing diverse population, including visitors and part-time residents from around the world and a large Limited English Speaking population. In keeping with our mission, the Diversity office provides Language Services at Lee Memorial Health System hospitals, all at no cost to patients.
The importance of providing language services and culturally sensitive care is great. Cultural and language barriers can affect the delivery and the safety of patient care. Lee Memorial Health System has on-site qualified staff interpreters and Dual Role Interpreters at all hospital locations that are trained and understand the social and cultural needs of our patients. We also have 24-hour phone interpretation services.