Cottage Health 2019 Culture Audit

Our core values of excellence, integrity and compassion shape everything we do, including the way we think about diversity and inclusion. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our culture fosters diversity and inclusion. Over the past 16 years, we have created and refined our Shared Governance to ensure that all of our colleagues are on a level playing field where all ideas are valued. We are also fortunate to have a culturally diverse community from which to attract recruits. It is important to us that our employee mix reflects the ethnicities of the inpatient population. Every year, we conduct an analysis of our hospitals. Recent data analyses show that the employee population closely resembles that of the inpatient population. In addition, while other organizations encourage employees to retire by a certain age, we are known for retaining employees an extraordinarily long time: 11.9% of our current workforce is 62 years old+ and 14.4% of our current workforce has been working at Cottage 20+ years. Not only do we actively try to retain our employees, we celebrate and honor those who have been with us for milestone anniversaries. Every year, at an employee recognition dinner, our colleagues with the three highest milestones are recognized individually with a short video highlighting their accomplishments. Cottage Health is an equal opportunity employer. Cottage conducts all employment practices, including recruitment, promotion, selection, compensation, corrective action, lay-off, and/or termination without regard to: • Age (40 or over) • Ancestry • Ethnicity • National Origin • Type of California driver’s license • Color • Race • Religion • Religious creed • Military Service / Veteran Status • Marital Status • Sex • Sexual Orientation • Gender Identity • Gender Expression • Transgender Status • Genetic Information • Medical Condition • Mental or Physical Disability • Family Care or Medical Leave • Pregnancy (and related conditions) • Breastfeeding • Political Affiliation • Victims of Crime • Or any other legally impermissible factor We also continuously monitor our employee population to ensure alignment with our patient demographics. Currently our employee population is comprised of 73% women and 43% minority populations. 6.32 How do you ensure you are creating a great workplace for all employees regardless of their personal backgrounds and place in the organization? Describe your company’s programs and/or policies intended to promote diversity and/or inclusion across personal demographics and job roles. If available, please provide us with data showing how these programs have changed your workplace demographics and diversity within management over time. 85/94 Start | Contents | Highlights | General Information | Hiring & Welcoming | Inspiring | Speaking | Listening | Thanking | Developing | Caring | Celebrating | Sharing • Caring 6.32