The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to building and sustaining a workforce that represents all dimensions that make each person unique in order to effectively and efficiently meet our strategic goals and reflect the population of the communities we serve.
We are committed to a workplace that takes into account the needs of our employees, patients, families and community as it relates to access to services, geography, resources and benefits.
CHOP defines diversity and inclusion as:
At The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, we recognize that the commitment we make to our staff must extend beyond employment. That means recognizing the unique and valuable contributions of all our people. We believe that each person brings a special worldview that contributes to the high quality of patient care, research and education for which we’re renowned.
We respect, value and honor the differences that our employees bring to CHOP. Different cultures. Different backgrounds. Those differences may include race and ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, physical ability, and national origin or ancestry.
We believe that these very differences help us to remain innovators at the forefront of pediatric care. Every person that we employ — whether performing direct patient care, conducting research, or providing clinical or administrative support — plays an essential part in ensuring our continued excellence.
“I would like to see a multicultural workforce where all employees can contribute their best and work effectively together without regard to race or ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, religion, gender, job position or educational level. In order to do this, we need to interweave diversity into all aspects of the Hospital's systems and operations. Diversity needs to be a part of our recruitment and retention strategies, promotional considerations, training and internal and external communications, just to name a few. By ensuring that diversity is a part of all of our processes then we also ensure that we have a culture that is inclusive and not exclusive for both our staff and patients alike.”
Steven M. Altschuler, MD
President and Chief Executive Officer
Learn about the Administrative Fellowship Program sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.