Massachusetts General Hospital Patient Care Services
Excellence Every Day


click here

PCS Home Page Nursing Chaplaincy Institute for Patient Care Occupational Therapy Orthotics & Prosthetics Physical Therapy Respiratory Care Services Social Service Speech Language & Swallowing Disorders Clinical Resources MGH Internal Access Only
Patient Care Services


"promoting excellence every day
through knowledge and compassion"
Collaborative Governance Magnet Recognition Regulatory Readiness Innovation Units

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:

  • Champions discussed the revised Visitor Policy with Brian French, RN, Director, Blum Center
  • Champions learned of career development opportunities which are offered through HR.
  • Champions discussed how our history helps inform of racial income inequality.


Accomplishments 2019

  • Facilitated dialogues with specific units on staff experiences of diversity, equity and inclusion and collaborated with representatives from other groups and departments regarding outreach on matters of equity and inclusion.

  • Published a Did You Know poster on implicit bias in conjunction with the Research and Evidence Based Practice Committee.

  • Compiled an annotated bibliography of literature on various topics within the realm of diversity, equity and inclusion.


Goals 2020:

  • Continue outreach program to other departments and units to encourage more facilitated dialogues on diversity, equity and inclusion.

  • Formalize a resource that champions can utilize as a structure for holding conversations with their own units.

  • Collaborate with the office of Equity and Inclusion to identify resources.

return to top


First Tuesday of the month from 12:00-2:00 pm in Founders House 311

Committee Contacts:

Melanie Andrade, RN
Surgery, PH 22

Kelsey Conley, RN
Surgery, Blske 12

Chris Kirwan
Director, Interpreter Services

Carmen Vega-Barachowitz, SLP, Director, Speech Language Pathology

Waveney Cole
Administrative Assistant, IPC WCOLE1@PARTNERS.ORG

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



PCS Home | Chaplaincy | Excellence Every Day Portal | Institute for Patient Care | Nursing | Occupational Therapy | Orthotics & Prosthetics | Physical Therapy

Respiratory Care | Social Service | Nursing | Speech Language Swallowing Disorders | Clinical Resources | Search PCS | Contact PCS

MGH Home Page | MGH Intranet | MassGeneral Hospital for Children | Partners Healthcare

Massachusetts General Hospital 55 Fruit Street, Boston MA 02114 / (617) 726-2000 / TDD: 617-724-8800