Event will celebrate Asian Heritage Month
and diversity in the workforce and community
What: Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center employees and local practitioners will present a demonstration of tai chi, a centuries-old Chinese martial art that is helpful for improving balance and general psychological health. Local tai chi studios will be there to present their course offerings. The public is invited.
Why: The Asian Business Resource Group at Forsyth Medical Center – part of the system-wide diversity and inclusion initiative – organized the event as part of its efforts to learn more about Asian American culture and traditions. That knowledge is the basis for enhancing patient care for Asian Americans, attracting and retaining Asian American employees, identification and use of Asian American businesses, and generally creating a welcoming environment that supports diversity and inclusion. Six other business resource groups – all comprised of employees – have also been formed to support diversity and inclusion.*
When: Wednesday, May 7
Where: Front lawn of Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
3333 Silas Creek Parkway
Rain location: Employee entrance at the rear of building. (Information desks will have directions.)
Visuals: Approximately 40 participants demonstrating tai chi.
*The seven Novant Health business resource groups are African American, Asian, Generational, Hispanic, Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender, Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities, and Women.
About Novant Health
Novant Health is a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to our communities. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,200 physicians and 26,000 employees who make healthcare remarkable at nearly 500 locations, including 15 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., Novant Health is committed to making healthcare remarkable for our patients and our communities, serving more than four million patients annually. In 2013, Novant Health provided more than $566 million in community benefit including charity care and services. Novant Health is one of the top 25 integrated health systems in the United States and was named a top 50 “Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers to Work” by Diversity MBA Magazine.
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