NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwell Health’s Jennifer H. Mieres, MD, senior vice president and chief diversity and inclusion officer, has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top Diversity Leaders in Healthcare. This prestigious recognition highlights Dr. Mieres' exceptional contributions to promoting diversity and inclusion as foundational to advancing equity in care within the healthcare industry. The profiles of all the winners are featured in the October 16, 2023 print issue of Modern Healthcare and here.
Modern Healthcare’s Top Diversity Leaders in Healthcare recognition program takes great pride in honoring the top, diverse healthcare executives and organizations influencing the country's policy and care delivery models. In doing so, the publication also highlights the continued need to nurture diversity in their organizations.
Dr. Mieres is a professor of cardiology and one of the leading experts in cardiovascular disease in women and patient-centered health care advocacy. Northwell has developed comprehensive diversity and inclusion strategies under her guidance, including unconscious bias training, leadership development programs and mentorship opportunities. Her dedication to fostering diversity and enhancing cultural competency has built a solid foundation for addressing health care disparities, advancing health equity and ensuring customized health care delivery in partnership with the communities served by Northwell. She has helped Northwell earn recognition as a top health system for diversity, equity, and inclusion, most notably by Diversity Inc. as a “Top 10” healthcare institution for a measurable commitment to healthcare justice.
“Diversity represents the mosaic of who we are as humans and is the thread woven into the fabric of our society. It doesn't matter where you are from, your lifestyle or what your skin color is; what connects us all is the simple truth that we are all human,” said Dr. Mieres, associate dean, Faculty Affairs and professor of Cardiology Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. “I am honored to be among so many leaders whose mission is to promote diversity, equity and inclusion. As we redesign health care to address healthcare delivery disparities, the human connection is the catalyst and the core for advancing health equity in healthcare and beyond.”
Dr. Mieres has authored more than 70 scientific publications, has presented her research at over 100 national and international conferences and, has co-produced four documentaries and has co-authored three books, including her most recent publication, “Reigniting the Human Connection: A Pathway to Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity.” In the book, Dr. Mieres and her co-authors seek to solve the problem of healthcare equity by detailing systematic approaches to increase diversity, inclusion and health equity in the access and administration of modern healthcare.
“Modern Healthcare’s recognition of Dr. Mieres as a Top Diversity Leader in Healthcare is a testament to her unwavering commitment to creating a more equitable and inclusive healthcare industry,” said Michael Dowling, president and CEO of Northwell Health. “Her dedication and efforts inspire health care organizations across the country to prioritize diversity and inclusion as laying the foundation for equity of care in their practices.”
Other notable recognitions for Dr. Mieres include the 2023 Crain’s New York Business & Empire Whole Health Heroes award, 2023’s Crain’s New York Business Notable Black Leader and the 2022 American Heart Association's Physician of the Year award.
Modern Healthcare is a weekly business publication targeting executives in the healthcare industry. It is an independent American publisher of national and regional healthcare news. The publication is also known for providing statistical rankings, competitive insight and practical information. The Top Innovators program honors leaders and organizations that are instituting innovation and leading transformative programs that achieve measurable results in improving care and contributing to clinical and financial goals.
About Northwell Health
Northwell Health is New York State’s largest health care provider and private employer, with 21 hospitals, about 900 outpatient facilities and more than 12,000 affiliated physicians. We care for over two million people annually in the New York metro area and beyond, thanks to philanthropic support from our communities. Our 85,000 employees – 18,900 nurses and 4,900 employed doctors, including members of Northwell Health Physician Partners – are working to change health care for the better. We’re making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. For information on our more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu and follow us @NorthwellHealth on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.