YOUNGSTOWN — Mercy Health Youngstown, which is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, announced Thursday that it is joining with the Catholic Health Association of the United States in a new initiative to confront racism by achieving health equity.
Bon Secours Mercy Health is joining 22 of the nation’s largest Catholic health care systems in confronting systemic racism by prioritizing equity in response to COVID-19; enacting change across their own health care systems by examining and changing hiring, promotion and retention practices to ensure diversity and inclusion; forming stronger partnerships with communities of color to improve health outcomes; and advocating for policy changes that address the root causes of racism and social injustice.
“Our Youngstown ministry has been responding to the needs of our community for 110 years. We remain committed to extending the compassionate ministry of Jesus and bringing good help to those in need, especially those who are poor, dying and underserved,” Dr. John Luellen, Mercy Health Youngstown market president, said in a news release.
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