Recognized for Leading the Work in Our Community

Apr 1, 2024 | About Us

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Two of our ministries were recognized for their efforts creating a culture of belonging and investing in the next generation of healthcare professionals.

St. Dominic Hospital Recognized for DEI Efforts

Mississippi Healthcare Executives, the state chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, honored St. Dominic Hospital with its Diversity Equity & Inclusion Organizational Award for 2023. 

St. Dominic’s was celebrated for embodying DEI principles across decision-making, leadership, business operations and governance. Heather Miles, St. Dominic’s practice administrator, submitted the nomination. 

“Our health system has created a supportive environment where team members of all cultures and denominations feel empowered and engaged, put patients first and strive to meet an ‘exceptional experience every time’ for not only our patients and their caregivers but for leadership and staff,” Miles says. “Our ministry offers a place of respect and inclusion and welcomes each person’s diverse talents, experiences and backgrounds as gifts. We continue to grow in our understanding and our value for each unique person, remembering we are all made in the image of God. This is not just talk, but a walk we take daily.”

In 2023, St. Dominic’s also received a Luminary Award from Mission Mississippi, a cross-denominational organization working to encourage and demonstrate grace in the Body of Christ across racial lines so that communities throughout Mississippi can see practical evidence of the gospel message. St. Dominic’s was honored for being a guiding light in living reconciled.

AONL Honors Our Lady of the Lake Health

Our Lady of the Lake Health was honored as the 2023 recipient of the Prism Award from the American Organization for Nursing Leadership. The national Prism Award recognizes an organization that is a leader in advancing diversity and inclusion efforts within the healthcare industry in addition to surrounding communities.


Investing in the Next Generation of Healthcare Professionals and Creating Healthier Communities

Our health system was honored to receive the Philanthropic Visionary Award from Baton Rouge Community College during its 25th anniversary celebration in 2023. This award is given to an organization that has shown exceptional generosity and philanthropic spirit in supporting BRCC’s mission and impact.

Our Lady of the Lake’s partnership investment to BRCC’s Nursing and Allied Health building was the largest in BRCC’s history. We are proud to have played a significant role in this project, and we are confident that it will positively impact healthcare education for students from all walks of life. We are dedicated to creating a better and healthier community by empowering the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Learn more about our ministry’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Interested in joining the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System team? Learn more here.

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