September is Women in Medicine Month, the American Medical Association’s annual celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of women physicians. In recognition, we are sharing the inspiring stories of some of the many talented and dedicated women physicians who make up Envision Healthcare and who are making a difference in patients’ lives and communities one moment at a time.

Diversity and inclusion is of the utmost importance at Envision. We value the many different backgrounds, experiences and skills of the more than 25,000 clinicians and advanced practice providers who, together, care for patients across the U.S. through more than 30 million patient encounters each year. Whether in a rural or urban setting, a hospital, ambulatory surgery center, a patient’s home or a support office, we are committed to providing the highest quality of care, and representing the diverse populations we serve is integral.

Studies show that when patients can't find clinicians that resemble them, it may delay or prevent them from seeking care. By supporting and including providers from all genders, cultures and backgrounds, we can help overcome some of the barriers patients face when seeking care. In addition, when we share our collective experiences, knowledge and best practices, we are able to more effectively provide patients with compassionate, quality care that improves their experience and outcome.

Women have been a cornerstone of Envision throughout its decades-long history. We recognize and appreciate the different perspectives, contributions and leadership of women. From the bedside to Capitol Hill, women are part of the many teams who are working to improve healthcare for patients and clinicians.

As a leader in the delivery of care, Envision strives to provide employees with the support and resources they need to perform their best and achieve their professional goals. Through our many programs and initiatives, we are providing additional opportunities for women physicians and advanced practice providers to grow their professional networks, share best practices, foster cross-specialty collaboration, enhance their leadership skills and champion one another. These include Envision Lean In Circles, Empowering Women Clinicians of Envision Mini-Conferences and the Women Champion Program, which includes champion leaders of all genders.

We thank women clinicians for all that they do to care for patients, improve the healthcare system and advance the delivery of care.

Please join us this month as we celebrate their many accomplishments and contributions.