Madison Health Systems Enact Anti-Discrimination Policies to Protect Caregivers

UW Health, UnityPoint Health-Meriter and SSM Health are standing in support of our caregivers by enacting policies that prohibit discriminatory behavior against our physicians, providers and staff.

The policies unequivocally state that we will not honor patient requests for alternate caregivers that are rooted in bigotry. We do not tolerate racism, bigotry or discrimination directed to our patients or visitors, and we believe our caregivers should be treated with the same dignity and respect by our patients and visitors.

“Our diversity is our strength. We stand ready to call out and confront behavior motivated by bigotry. And we are committed to addressing any manifestations of racism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, prejudice, and intolerance,” said Dr. Alan Kaplan, CEO at UW Health.

Read the op-ed published in Madison 365 and see local coverage from WKOW, The Wisconsin State Journal, Channel 3000, and WMTV.