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Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (HEDI)

Our goal is to foster an environment of absolute inclusivity.

Our commitment

At Marshfield Clinic Health System, we are fully committed to addressing health equity, diversity and inclusion for our employees and providers, our patients, and the communities we serve.

We believe that every individual should have the opportunity to attain their highest level of health. We embrace diversity and welcome differences in who we are and how we think. We believe that any individual or group should feel welcomed, respected and valued.

Marshfield Clinic Health System is committed to improving the overall health and well-being of our employees, patients, business partners, and communities we serve by strategically focusing on health equity.

Our approach

Our Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity leaders have identified five key strategies that will shape and drive our efforts.


We will use data to promote social change and improve care.​


We will assure that our staff and providers are trained and embrace cultural competency.


We will strive for a diverse and inclusive workforce, including leadership and governance.


We will partner with our communities to improve health equity and address disparities by aligning our strategic priorities with our community’s needs.


We are committed to an organizational culture that is diverse and inclusive to all. ​​​​


Our progress

1. We have signed on to the American Hospital Association's Health Equity Pledge, making us one of a handful or health care organizations in Wisconsin doing so.

2​. We are developing an Ambassador program and 'network' group development.

3. We have formed a partnership with the Cross Cultural Health Care Program.

We are conducting an organizational cultural assessment of our health system including our over 12,000 employees and providers.

4. We have formed a partnership with NOWPOW​ to address social determinants of health of our patients by working with community-based organizations throughout our service area. ​