As a leading US home health care provider, BAYADA Home Health Care is committed to creating a culture and environment of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) where all employees can thrive and all clients can receive high-quality, personalized care with a sense of well-being, dignity, and trust. At BAYADA, The BAYADA Way®—our company philosophy—is at the heart of everything we do; which at its essence reinforces our belief that having a diverse and inclusive workplace is essential to living out our core values of compassion, excellence, and reliability.

While our commitment to DEI values has always been part of The BAYADA Way®, in 2020, we embarked on an intentional journey to deepen our understanding, improve our practices, and integrate DEI principles into every aspect of our organization and strategic objectives. Collaborating closely with The Diversity Movement, we began this journey by engaging in learning, actively listening, sharing insights, and organizing efforts to drive positive change.

Commitment to Diversity

Promoting a diverse and inclusive culture at work and in clients’ homes is the manifestation of The BAYADA Way® and at the heart of everything we do. By creating an inclusive and diverse environment and supporting our workforce of individuals from various backgrounds, races, cultures, genders, and age groups, we empower ourselves to deliver exceptional patient care. This rich tapestry of perspectives enables us to better understand our clients' needs and support them as they need and desire.

Our commitment doesn't stop at merely assembling a diverse team. We also strive to support our employees' professional growth by actively promoting learning to facilitate a culture of inclusion in the workplace.

DEI 2022 Annual Progress Report

Fostering a Sense of Inclusion

BAYADA Home Health Care’s core value of compassion is designed to ensure that every employee feels valued and respected. To further enhance inclusivity, we've established Employee Resource Councils (ERCs) that encourage and facilitate employee advocacy and provide mutual support and celebration of differences. These groups give the opportunity for companywide learnings and ultimately make us stronger and more successful. Engaging in ongoing open and transparent communication with our teams allows us to continually improve our company culture and foster a strong sense of belonging.

Empowering Employee Growth with Equity

BAYADA firmly believes in equal opportunities for all, regardless of their origins, experiences, and abilities. To support every team member's career growth, we provide professional development programs, mentorship opportunities, and leadership training. Our goal is to ensure that every employee receives fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement by establishing systems and processes that counteract social inequities and prevent the formation of barriers. Regular evaluations of our policies and practices help us maintain a fair and open work environment, where every employee can thrive.

Sustainable DEI Initiatives

Building an inclusive workplace is an ongoing endeavor. Our future plans include:

  1. Expanding outreach and partnerships: We remain committed to forging partnerships with community organizations to provide health care services to underserved areas, addressing health care disparities.
  2. Ongoing training and education: Investment in comprehensive DEI training programs for our employees and leaders fosters a culture of understanding and embrace diversity.
  3. Transparent metrics and reporting: By setting clear DEI goals and sharing progress reports openly, we maintain accountability and drive continuous improvement.
  4. Inclusive leadership: We work diligently to develop and promote diverse talent into leadership positions, ensuring varied perspectives influence critical decisions and further cultivating an inclusive company culture.

With these initiatives, BAYADA is dedicated to creating a workplace that values and includes everyone, making it a better place for every individual to work and grow.

Vision for a Diverse and Equitable Workplace

DEI initiatives are at the core of BAYADA's values and The BAYADA Way®. Our commitment to embracing diversity, inclusion, and equity empowers our employees to provide health care services that meet the needs and requirements of individuals from all backgrounds. As we stride into the future, our unwavering dedication to DEI will continue to make our workplace better for our employees, clients, and communities.

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About the Author

Founded in 1975 by Founder and Chairman Mark Baiada, BAYADA has become a trusted leader in providing a full range of clinical care and support services at home for children and adult of all ages. Since then, BAYADA has remained true to Mark’s commitment to purpose by finding, training, and supporting employing who take pride and find joy in healing and helping.

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