The CIRQLE recognizes EQUITY as a pillar of structure in the mission of excellence. Discovery in medicine for better prescription and delivery of healthcare to our patients begins with the understanding of precisely how to help every individual achieve a lifestyle and pathway to health and wellness. Differences in race, culture, environmental influences, and opportunities impact the journey to health, or hasten the path to chronic illness and decline. Our alliance incorporates the pursuit of Equity in every aspect of research, quality, education, and leadership opportunities.
Our collaboration with Our Lady of Lake Regional Medical Center and the parent system, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady, facilitates a health-system wide, multi-state approach of capturing and addressing the Social Determinants of Health for our patients and our team members as our First Community. The project team is multidisciplinary and diverse, with much of the team representing also the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion leadership structure within the health system.
Equity, while featured as a sector within in the CIRQLE’s composition, truly exists as an integrated foundation for all efforts and objectives of this collaborative.