Newsweek names Ochsner Health among America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity

Makenzie Boucher
Shreveport Times

Ochsner Health announced Monday that it has been named one of America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity in 2023 by Newsweek.

“We are honored that Newsweek recognizes the ongoing work at Ochsner to be a more diverse and inclusive employer," said Deborah Grimes, System Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Ochsner Health.

Ochsner earned a 4.5 out of 5 stars on a scored list of 1,000 companies that most respect and value having different kinds of people.

"Our strategic plan is led by a vision to celebrate the uniqueness of all people, with a particular focus on inclusion--it's one of our core values," said Grimes. "As Louisiana's largest health care system, we must provide equitable care in a culturally aware manner, and our employees represent the communities we serve."

To determine most diverse workplaces, Newsweek based its scoring on a review of publicly available data, interviews with HR professionals and an anonymous online survey of a diverse pool of employees at companies with 1,000 or more employees in the U.S.

Precipitants in the study were asked questions about corporate culture, working environment and other subjects at both their own companies and others they were familiar with.

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The survey yielded more than 350,000 company reviews.

"At Ochsner Health, we believe that teamwork and our diversity make us stronger. We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment where employees and patients feel their unique experiences and perspectives are respected and valued,” said Tracey Schiro, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Ochsner.

Ochsner said that employees are encouraged to embrace the value of inclusion with the understanding that it creates synergy to celebrate individual uniqueness among people, cultures and structures.

The list of America’s Greatest Workplaces for Diversity 2023 will be published in the Newsweek print issue on January 27.

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Makenzie Boucher is a reporter with the Shreveport Times. Contact her at