A Diverse Workforce
Investing in the Pipeline of Diverse Nurses
Atrium Medical Center (Atrium) recognizes that culturally competent services very often start at the bedside. Patients want to know who is taking care of them. Is the person qualified and competent and—most importantly—does he or she understand the patient’s concerns from the patient’s perspective? Realizing that our patients have different values, beliefs, and experiences that may shape their expectations and perspective, we provide a staff that reflects the communities that we serve. To this end, we have partnered and collaborated with the University of Cincinnati in providing minority nursing scholarships to people who are pursuing a degree in nursing. Increasing the pool of diverse nurses helps us build a healthier community.