July 14, 2020 | 5:30PM EST | Register Here
Join us for the second installment of American College of Healthcare – NJ Chapter’s multi-section summer webinar series! This series of webinars has been designed to help educate our healthcare leaders and to stay current during this period of time that has proven to be unprecedented.
Virtually connect with colleagues across the state and region to learn from a thought-provoking and inspiring group of leaders selected for you. All are welcome!
The increasing diversity in the US population is reflected in the patients who healthcare professionals treat. Unfortunately, this diversity is not always represented by the demographic characteristics of healthcare professionals themselves. Patients from underrepresented groups in the United States can experience the effects of unintentional cognitive (unconscious) biases that derive from cultural stereotypes in ways that perpetuate health inequities.
Unconscious bias can also affect healthcare professionals in many ways, including patient-clinician interactions, hiring and promotion, and their own interprofessional interactions. The strategies described in this article can help us recognize and mitigate unconscious bias and can help create an equitable environment in healthcare, including the field of infectious diseases. (Source)
Wayne M. Boatwright, MHA, CDM
Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion,
Hackensack Meridian Health
Wayne Boatwright is Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at Hackensack Meridian Health, where he leads the company’s diversity initiative for 16 hospitals, including three academic medical centers, two children’s hospitals and nine community hospitals, two rehabilitation hospitals, more than 450 patient care sites and physician offices. He has appeared as a keynote speaker at the National Leadership and Education Conference for the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, and as a guest speaker at the MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit, the South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association’s Annual Dinner and the Connecticut Hospital Associations Regional Health Equity Council.
Wayne has over 20 years of experience partnering with senior management in ensuring the most productive use of human assets. His areas of focus include diversity management, employee relations, strategic planning, and fostering a culture that makes growth possible. Because of this expertise, Wayne is often called upon for speaking engagements and interviews. He has appeared as a keynote speaker at the National Leadership and Education Conference for the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, and as a guest speaker for the Massachusetts Hospital Association’s annual conference, the New Jersey State Association Medical Staff Services Education Conference, the MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit, the South Florida Hospital & Healthcare Association’s Annual Dinner and the Connecticut Hospital Association’s Regional Health Equity Council. Wayne’s interviews have appeared in various publications, including the 4th edition of Tyler’s Guide: The Healthcare Executive’s Job Search, Modern Healthcare, The Diversity Factor and Bridges, a newsletter published by the American Hospitals Association
Wayne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Francis Marion University, and a Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Phoenix and is a doctoral student in the School of Health Sciences at Walden University. He is also an adjunct professor at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, N.J. He is a Board member of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, the United Way of Monmouth County and Ocean Counties, and the Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Wayne is a commissioner with the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters and Chair Emeritus of the American Leadership Council for Diversity in Healthcare.