ATLANTA, GA- CulturaLink is proud to announce that Cone Health and Advocate Healthcare were honorees for the prestigious Equity of Care Award from the American Hospital Association.  The AHA Equity of Care Award is awarded to hospitals or health care systems that are exceptional leaders and strong examples in providing equitable care.

To be eligible for this award, honorees must demonstrate a high level of success in reducing health care disparities and promote diversity in leadership and staff within their organization. Both Cone Health and Advocate Healthcare were diligent in their work with CulturaLink to reach the highest standards of equitable care and increase diversity within leadership roles.

“CulturaLink has played a major part in our equitable care journey,” Paul A. Jeffrey, CIO and Senior Vice President of Cone Health said. “We celebrate being an honoree of the Equity of Care Award and acknowledge it as a major accomplishment. It is great to be recognized for doing such important work, and for one’s passion.”

Cone Health and Advocate Healthcare are not CulturaLink’s first clients to be recognized by the AHA. In 2016, New Brunswick-based Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital received the Equity of Care Award. After working closely with CulturaLink, RWJ received the honor for their efforts increasing diversity in leadership roles within the organization.

“Hospital and healthcare treatment is continuously evolving. To be a top-of-the-line facility, healthcare providers must be well-trained and educated in the delivery of equitable care. Yolanda Robles, president and co-founder of CulturaLink said. “Our clients’ commitment to improving the delivery of care and employing a diverse, trained staff have allowed them to become leaders in their market and the healthcare industry.”

About 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.

About Cone Health

Cone Health is an integrated not-for-profit network of health care providers serving people in Guilford, Forsyth, Rockingham, Alamance, Randolph, Caswell and surrounding counties. Their tagline – “The Network for Exceptional Care” – highlights a commitment to excellence, which is shared by more than 11,000 employees, 1,300 physicians and 1,200 volunteers

About Advocate Healthcare

Advocate Healthcare is a faith-based system providing the safest and best health outcomes while building lifelong relationships with those served. Advocate exists to serve. The core values of compassion, equality, excellence, partnership and stewardship guide their actions as they work together to provide health services to others in the community.


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