What is IDEAL at Salem Health?
At Salem Health, we believe in Respect
We believe an organization demonstrating respect for people exhibits inclusion, diversity, equity, and a learning culture.
inclusion is involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people is recognized. An inclusive environment promotes a sense of belonging by valuing and respecting the talents, beliefs, and backgrounds
of every individual.
diversity is a variety of human differences: person, culture, and life experience. A diverse environment honors the unique qualities of each individual and the perspective they bring to the healthcare team.
equity is just and fair, giving each person what they need to reach their full potential and optimal health. An equitable environment empowers each individual to participate, succeed, and thrive.
We believe a
learning culture is where people listen, learn, continuously improve and grow. A learning culture environment nurtures meaningful dialogue, self-reflection, and positive change.
As an organization committing to inclusion, equity, diversity, and a learning culture, we are creating systems to:
- Facilitate a welcoming and accommodating environment
- Address and respond to harmful words and actions, including those of our patients and visitors
- Provide education, training and tools
- Assess and address health care disparities
- Advance equity for our workforce
- Attract and recruit a diverse workforce
- Increase diversity in leadership positions
- Celebrate and learn from our differences
Our IDEAL advisory council provides opportunity for representation across our entire organization. Our current Advisory council is comprised of:
26% clinical staff
13% admin leadership
13% clinical leadership
11% support services
The employee IDEAL Advisory Council is comprised of more than 30 employees in our organization who meet monthly. We have representation from various parts of our organization, clinical and non-clinical, and these important council members help in shaping
our cultural around diversity, equity and inclusion. The organization's IDEAL administrative team is comprised of a Director of IDEAL, Clinical Director of IDEAL and our IDEAL Administrator.