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Marc Gorelick, MD, signs CEO pledge to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Children’s Minnesota is the only health care system in Minnesota to join the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – (May 1, 2018) – Children’s Minnesota joins the growing coalition pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Marc Gorelick, MD, president and chief executive officer at Children’s Minnesota, has joined more than 400 CEOs as part of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™.

By signing on to this commitment, Children’s Minnesota is pledging to take action to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected and where employees feel encouraged to discuss diversity and inclusion. The collective of more than 400 signatories have already shared a growing list of more than 400 best known actions across 19 key topic areas, exchanging tangible learning opportunities and creating collaborative conversations via the initiative’s unified hub,

“At Children’s Minnesota, we strive to make diversity and inclusion a part of all we do – from patient care, to business operations, to how we treat one another,” said Marc Gorelick, MD, president and chief executive officer at Children’s Minnesota. “We believe that a diverse workforce drives creativity, innovation and community to ultimately help us better care for the diverse patients and families we serve. Joining the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion™ extends our commitment to fostering an environment where every staff member at Children’s feels welcomed, included and valued, and gives us additional opportunity to openly address challenges and share perspectives.”

The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™ is led by a steering committee of CEOs and leaders from Accenture, BCG, Deloitte US, The Executive Leadership Council, EY, General Atlantic, KPMG, New York Life, Procter & Gamble, and PwC. The coalition represents 85 industries, all 50 U.S. States, and millions of employees globally. Learn more at

About Children’s Minnesota
Children’s Minnesota is the seventh largest pediatric health system in the United States and the only health system in Minnesota to provide care exclusively to children, from before birth through young adulthood. An independent and not-for-profit system since 1924, Children’s serves kids throughout the Upper Midwest at two free-standing hospitals, 12 primary and specialty care clinics and six rehabilitation sites. Additionally, Children’s is Minnesota’s only Level I pediatric trauma center inside a hospital dedicated solely to children. Children’s maintains its longstanding commitment to the community to improve children’s health by providing high-quality, family-centered pediatric services and advancing those efforts through research and education. This work is made possible in large part by generous philanthropic and volunteer support from individuals and organizations throughout the state and region. An award-winning health system, Children’s received Magnet recognition from The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in 2018 and is regularly ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top children’s hospital. Please visit

Hayley Sitz