As an employer, Trillium Health is committed to breaking down structural barriers within our organization to ensure an equitable workplace that honors diversity and supports inclusion. Actions to date include:
Increasing of our minimum base salary to $16 per hour for regular full and part-time team members. For comparison, the current New York State minimum wage for our area is $11.80 per hour, the living wage in Monroe County is $12.01 per hour, and the City of Rochester living wage is $12.58 per hour. We feel the right thing to do is to bring our staff above the minimum wage as part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts. This is in addition to providing health, retirement, and other valuable employee benefits.
Including people of color in every marketing campaign and gathering feedback from team members who are part of the communities we serve, making efforts to purchase materials and services from Black-owned businesses, and advertising in Black-owned radio stations and Black-owned magazines.
A commitment to provide staff training and development, with a particular focus on inclusion and equity.
A diversity, equity, and inclusiveness work plan that has been created in partnership with Executive Leadership Team and the President’s Council on Inclusiveness and Diversity. The plan focuses on four primary areas (culture, recruitment & retention, commitment to health equity, community engagement) with actions under each to achieve our strategic objectives. Work Plan Highlights Coming Soon.
Implementing change in our procurement practices ensuring intentional efforts to obtain purchases of goods and services through Minority and Women-Owned Businesses (MWBE). This has also been a longstanding requirement with several of our grants through the New York State Department of Health’s AIDS Institute as well.
Continuing to work with racial and ethnic professional associations, including the Black Physicians Network and recruitment sites, in addition to external clinical recruitment firms, to help recruit candidates from underrepresented communities. We continue to expand recruitment partnerships, and we are currently exploring a partnership with the National Black Nurses Association.