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Overview | Responsibilities | 2015 Accomplishments | 2016 Goals | CG Diversity Champions

Collaborative Governance

Advisory Committees

Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

Ethics in Clinical Practice


Patient Education

Patient Experience

Clinical Practice Committee

Quality and Safety

Research and Evidence-Based Practice


Current Work:

  1. Imam Elsir Sanousi presented on end of life discussions with Muslim patients. Following his presentation, committee champions discussed collaborating with the Ethics in Clinical Practice committee on developing a presentation or educational session on this topic.
  2. The Diversity and Inclusion committee attended the hospital’s educational presentation “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Obesity”.
  3. Melanie Andrade, RN, committee champion, presented on Cape Verdean culture.

Accomplishments 2016

  1. Various members of the committee or guests presented monthly educational/cultural presentations to better inform champions about certain cultures/minority groups. Champions took this information back to their respective units/disciplines. Examples include: Puerto Rico, Judaism, LGBT healthcare, and South Africa.
  2. The committee leadership presented at various hospital wide events to members of hospital leadership to increase membership and recognition throughout the hospital
  3. The committee began discussions and workshops on both unconscious biases and structural racism with the guidance of experts such as Deb Washington, RN MSN.
  4. Goals 2017
  5. Continue our monthly cultural presentations to enhance our knowledge and understanding of culturally competent care. 
  6. Develop a presentation that can be brought to various care units, MGH Leadership, and used in a VidScrip for the Knight Nursing Center’s new nursing grand round format.
  7. Have 100% membership attendance at the SAFER Fair.
  8. Upload all educational presentations to the Excellence Every Day Portal.
  9. Update the committee website to better reflect the work we do.
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1st and 3rd Tuesday monthly
Founders 311
Conference Room

Committee Contacts:

Kelsey Conley, RN Medicine, Bigelow 9

Zeina Marshall PCIA, L&D Blake 14


Anabela Nunes,Director, Interpretor Services

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, Director, SLP

Wendy Rice, Chaplaincy

CG Diversity Champions



The Collaborative Governance Committee on Diversity and Inclusion is committed to supporting and developing strategies which transform our work setting into a more inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, patients, and families alike. The committee does this work through the sharing of champions’ stories of their own culture and traditions, as well as through case studies, guest lecturers and journal club.

  • Enhance professional development.
  • Promote culturally competent care and staff education
  • Develop a community, sensitive to each person as a human to be treated with dignity and respect.
  • Create a climate of inclusion in activities throughout the system.
  • Engage in joint projects with other Collaborative Governance committees.
  • Align the work of the committee with PCS strategic goals. return to top



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