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GTA hospitals lack diversity at the top

There is a major lack of diversity at the top levels of GTA hospitals and other health organizations, new research has found.

Only 16 per cent of senior managers and 14 per cent of board members are visible minorities, according to a study by DiverseCity Counts, a research initiative by Maytree and the Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance. Mount Sinai Hospital was also involved in Wednesday’s release of findings.

The study looked at those at the helm of 28 hospitals, five local health integration networks (LHINs) and five community care access centres (CCACs) in the Greater Toronto Area. LHINs plan and fund local health systems, while CCACs co-ordinate home care, long-term care and community health services.

Report author Dr. Samir Sinha called on institutions to make diversity a priority.

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