Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH), our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Department is at the core of who we are and everything we do. We believe that embracing diversity not only enriches our hospital community but also enhances the quality of care we provide to our patients. Our commitment to equity ensures that every patient, regardless of their background, has access to compassionate and culturally informed healthcare. We strive to create an inclusive environment where all employees and patients feel valued, understood, and respected.  

Through continuous education, open dialogue, policies, and community engagement, we aim to break down barriers and foster a healthcare setting where everyone can thrive. UNMH DEI is dedicated to making UNM Hospital a place where diversity is celebrated, equity is achieved, and inclusion is a way of life. Together, we are building a healthier, more inclusive future for all.  

The UNM Hospital office of DEI collaborates with community members and leaders to: 

  • Identify and address patient care disparities in our hospitals and clinics 
  • Provide health information to every patient regardless of education, experience, preferred language or skill level 
  • Offer a safe, inclusive, and caring environment for all patients, visitors and staff 
  • Serve as consultants and advocates 
  • Collect and analyze data to formulate action plans 
  • Train groups and organizations in diversity and cultural awareness 

Rights Campaign for providing high quality care to the LGBTQ+ community. UNM Hospital was the first hospital in New Mexico to receive this designation. Through our employee resource group, the LGBTQ Collaborative, we focus on the health and well-being of employees, patients, families, friends and allies. 

UNMH DEI is made up of the follwing departments:  Health Literacy, Interpreter Language Services, Community Engagement, DEI Education (in partnership with Organizational & Professional Development), and Native American Health Services. 

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Know Your Rights

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Compliance & Resources

Learn about the national requirements and recommendations that shape our approach to care: