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Indiana University Health believes in the importance of learning about the organization's culture and expectations so that employees may contribute in an informed way toward IU Health's goal of preeminence. The IU Health Learning Alliance offers employees a wide range of learning opportunities about IU Health's foundational principles.
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IU Health's mission is to improve the health of our patients and community through innovation and excellence in care, education, research, and service.
- Patient's total care: body, mind and spirit
- Excellence in education to healthcare providers
- Quality of care and respect for life
- Charity, equality and justice in healthcare
- Leadership in health promotion and wellness
- Excellence in research
- An internal community of mutual trust and respect
At IU Health, the new employee orientation goal is to make sure that new hires feel welcomed, valued, and prepared for what lies ahead during their career journey at IU Health.
New employee orientation effectively integrates the new employee into the organization and assists with retention, motivation, job satisfaction, and quickly enables each individual to become contributing members of the work team, unit and or department.
IU Health provides a general hospital orientation for all individuals new to the organization or who have experienced a change in status from non-benefits to benefits eligible position. Following completion of the general hospital orientation all employees will have received an organized and comprehensive orientation on IU Health’s mission, vision, values and who we are as an organization.
In addition to understanding IU Health’s core values, all employees who participate in new employee orientation will be introduced to programs which include, but are not limited to the following:
- IU Health's philosophy, vision, values, and mission
- Introduction to "Service Excellence"
- Introduction to "eCommunication"
- Introduction to "Creating Possibilities"
- Introduction to "Diversity and Inclusion"
- Introduction to "Gift of CareGiving"
- Corporate Dress Code
- Smoke-Free Campus
- Major HR administrative policies and procedures
- Presentation of Benefits and Retirement programs
- Introduction to Corporate Compliance
- Introduction to HIPAA
- Contribution Management
- Quality Improvement
- Accreditation Preparedness
- Environment of Care (Safety & Security, Hazardous materials and waste, Emergency preparedness, Life safety, Medical Equipment usage, Utility usage, and OSHA)
Today's workforce, workplace, and marketplace are much different than they were five years ago and will be much different a few years from now than they are today. With that continuous shifting and change in mind, IU Health is committed to creating and sustaining a high performing workforce by fully engaging diverse associates toward a common vision and mission. A variety of educational offerings occur at IU Health, including Our World Has Changed and an annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.
Our focus on diversity management and shaping our workplace culture is centered around our Five Pillars of Diversity. Those Pillars being: Clinical, Workforce, Business, Community, and Leadership. The Pillars serve as the foundation for the organization we strive to be: One in which Diversity and Inclusion is woven into everything that we do. By our behavior and example, you will see our commitment to diversity and inclusion in action everyday as we interact with the patients we serve, each other, new staff, the suppliers we partner with, and the communities in which we continue to serve.
Mission and Vision
Our mission champions IU Health's mission. To this end, the Office of Diversity & Inclusion is enhancing, celebrating, and promoting the quality of the employment experience and excellence in patient care by providing opportunities to further develop engagement of America's rich diverse cultural heritage.
Our vision is to create and foster an environment that supports education, communication, understanding, and mutual trust and respect within our diverse and inclusive health care community
Our ability to achieve our mission depends on our ability to attract and retain highly skilled people. We can only achieve this goal by creating an inclusive community of mutual trust and respect that celebrates our diversity and views the differences among us as strengths and assets.
An inclusive community of mutual trust and respect at IU Health is one that:
- Encourages all employees to make meaningful contributions and achieve their full potential
- Embraces, values and capitalizes on differences as well as similarities
- Enhances our capacity to provide total care and excellent service
- Promotes excellence in diversity education for current and future healthcare practitioners
- Promotes excellence in research regarding the impact of diversity on health and healthcare
The Charles Warren Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics (FCME) offers an expanding variety of innovative programs in clinical ethics which directly impact IU Health and the central Indiana community. FCME programs are enriched through the talents of a large, interdisciplinary group of healthcare professionals within IU Health, the Indiana University Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Law, and the Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis campus.
Read more about educational programs offered by the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics.
The Compliance Services department provides a variety of training programs in formats intended to effectively reach IU Health personnel. Mandatory annual Corporate Compliance and HIPAA Privacy and Security training are both available through IU Health's eLearning Management System (eLMS). In addition, general compliance, HIPAA security, and HIPAA privacy concerns are addressed in IU Health's New Employee Orientation and Non-IU Health Orientation training programs.
Compliance Services department personnel have also developed a series of short, written presentations (vignettes) addressing specific HIPAA issues and are available to develop in-service presentations on any compliance subject of interest or concern to individual IU Health departments. The Compliance Services department publishes brochures and forms useful to persons developing a better understanding of compliance issues. Compliance Services department personnel are also available to speak to local community groups about compliance issues of interest to IU Health's patients.