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McKesson and Baylor Scott and White Recognized for Disability Inclusion

The Disability Equality Index measures businesses' commitment to accessibility and equity for those with disabilities.
By Paige Walters |
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McKesson Corp. and Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) are the only two North Texas healthcare companies recognized for being the best places to work for disability inclusion by the Disability Equality Index.

Organizations are acknowledged for their inclusive policies and practices for people with disabilities. The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a benchmarking tool for businesses to gauge their level of diversity workplace inclusion.

The DEI recognized McKesson’s commitment to culture and leadership, as well as enterprise-wide access; community engagement; supplier diversity; employee benefits, training, and advancement with a score of 100.

“McKesson is working to continually improve our support of employees with disabilities, their allies and caregivers,” Traci Dunn, vice president, Inclusion, Diversity and Corporate Impact, McKesson, said via release. “This recognition is a tribute to all of our employees who have contributed to building an inclusive environment for all of our employees, including those with disabilities.”

This was the second consecutive year McKesson earned a top-ranking score of 100, and it is the fifth year in a row the DEI acknowledged McKesson as a top place to work.

“We are pleased to once again be recognized by The Disability Equality Index as one of the best places to work for disability inclusion,” Brian Tyler, chief executive officer, McKesson, said via release. “McKesson is deeply committed to supporting a culture where people feel comfortable bringing their authentic selves to work. Our ability to celebrate and support our differences as individuals will make us a better company in terms of serving our customers, our communities and our employees.”

BSWH earned a score of 90, employing more than 600 people with disabilities. The state’s largest non-profit healthcare system works with a lot of groups to provide job training and readiness program such as Project SEARCH, Canine Companions for Independence, My Possibilities’, and Vocational Rehabilitation Services.

“Having a diverse workforce is central to our ability to effectively care for the communities we serve,” Guwan Jones, chief diversity officer, Baylor Scott & White Health, said via release. “We place high priority on fostering environments built on inclusion and respect–where people of all backgrounds and experiences are valued for their unique contributions.”

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