Throughout 2020, healthcare organizations were forced to turn inward to help staff not only confront the stress related to a global pandemic, but also issues around social injustice. At Novant Health, leaders were able to quickly build on existing work to get new resources to staff. For Tanya Blackmon, executive vice president and chief diversity, inclusion, and equity officer at the North Carolina-based health system, the focus is on creating a workplace where differences are celebrated and diversity is a “strategic lever.” Blackmon, who was named one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women Leaders, spoke with Managing Editor Matthew Weinstock.
Tanya Blackmon of Novant Health
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