FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
22nd, May 2017
CULTURALINK HIRES FRED HOBBY AS CHIEF DIVERSITY STRATEGIST
ATLANTA, GA- CulturaLink is pleased to announce the recent hire of Fred Hobby, who will join the organization as chief diversity strategist. Through this role, Hobby will work with healthcare providers managing diversity or language services opportunities. In addition, he will assist CulturaLink in staying abreast of changes in the healthcare industry and monitoring the effectiveness of their services.
“CulturaLink provides high quality services and has demonstrated a genuine interest in improving services for the employees and patients of healthcare facilities,” Hobby said. “Since their founding in 2006, I have respected the passion and technical expertise CulturaLink has integrated into their educational, training, and language assistance services. It is an honor and privilege to join the team of such an excellent organization and I look forward to seeing what the future holds.”
Hobby comes to CulturaLink with more than three decades of diversity and inclusion leadership experience. Most recently, Hobby served as president and CEO of the Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management of the American Hospital Association in Chicago. There he worked for 11 years with more than 1,200 health services organizations and educators to expand leadership opportunities for ethnic minorities and promote cultural competency in health services management. Hobby has been nationally recognized for his leadership and is generally regarded as one of the most knowledgeable practitioners in the field. His career history in healthcare administration and diversity has created a smooth transition into his current position as chief diversity strategist with CulturaLink.
“We’re ecstatic to bring Fred onto the CulturaLink team so we can utilize his years of experience in connecting cultures to improve healthcare,” Yolanda Robles, founder & president of CulturaLink said. “As a nationally recognized senior healthcare executive, he has continuously strived to go above and beyond for healthcare organizations. With his vast background in healthcare advocacy, diversity training and language services; we know he will be a great fit with CulturaLink.”
In addition to his diversity and inclusion leadership experience, Hobby has vast knowledge in diversity management design, healthcare advocacy, diversity thought leadership and medical staff relations. He plans to use and expand his abilities through his work with CulturaLink.
CulturaLink partners with healthcare organizations to improve patient care and create an effective, diverse workforce through services focused on diversity, inclusion and cultural competence. They partner with hundreds of healthcare providers with best-in-class consulting along with comprehensive translation and interpretation services in more than 200 languages. CulturaLink’s proven approach with partner healthcare organizations has led to optimized healthcare infrastructure and positive changes in both the employee and patient experience.
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