At Arkansas Children’s, We Champion Excellence.

EXCELLENCE IN THE WORKPLACE MEANS DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND FULL INCLUSION AMONG THE TEAM, LEADERSHIP AND THE FAMILIES WE SERVE.

We are committed to increasing and promoting diversity amongst team members while also improving the inclusion and belonging experience for patients and families. We attract more diverse team members through intentional efforts in staff recruitment, education and support.

A Message from our CEO

Marcy Doderer“At Arkansas Children’s we serve all children and families from across Arkansas and beyond. Our goal is to deliver the best care by reflecting the richness of that diversity in our team members. This means, creating an environment where all team members can feel safe, seen, heard and included in all aspects of what we do. As we work every day to provide better care to the children of Arkansas, we are also working to create a more diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for our team members. We know that injustice and inequity stand firmly in the way of unprecedented child health. By creating a more just and equitable environment for our team members, we hope to serve as an example for our communities and our state.”

 Marcy Signature

 

We Take PRIDE in Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our patients and families are diverse. So is our Arkansas Children's team.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is a standing committee of Arkansas Children’s, Inc. (collectively Arkansas Children's) System Operations Council. It was established to support Arkansas Children's in the commitment to build and sustain a diverse and inclusive environment for employees and the patients and families it is privileged to serve.

The Arkansas Children’s, Inc. Diversity and Inclusion Committee focuses on five critical business components:

  • Leadership engagement
  • Diverse workforce
  • Inclusive workplace
  • Healthcare equality
  • Supplier diversity

Our focus on these critical business components helps us ensure we have great inclusion experiences for our diverse population of employees, patients and families. Arkansas Children’s strives to maintain a culture where everyone feels valued and actively participates in achieving the mission of championing children by making them better today and healthier tomorrow.

 

Tammy Diamond-Wells

Tammy Diamond-Wells, RN, MSN, NE-BC
Committee Co-Chair
Vice President, Clinical & Diagnostic Services | Arkansas Children's


Carrie Smith

Carrie Smith
Committee Co-Chair
Supervisor Social Worker | Arkansas Children's Northwest


Colleen Abbott

Colleen Abbott
Member
Respiratory Therapist | Arkansas Children's Northwest


Erin Argo

Erin Argo
Member
Content Development and Marketing Director | Arkansas Children's


Wanda Bilello

Wanda Bilello
Member
Patient Accounts Manager | Arkansas Children's 


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Tracy Bradley-Simmons
Member
Business Operations Director | Arkansas Children's


Cory Davis

Cory Davis
Member
Director of Child Life & Patient  Experience | Arkansas Children's


Vanessa Delgadillo

Vanessa Delgadillo, CFRE
Member
Executive Development Director | Arkansas Children's Foundation

 


Marcy Doderer

Marcy Doderer, FACHE
Member
President and CEO | Arkansas Children's


Jenny Janisko

Jenny Janisko
Member
Patient Care Services Director | Arkansas Children's


Akilah Jefferson

Akilah Jefferson
Member
Assistant Professor | UAMS


Bolton Kirchner

Bolton Kirchner
Member
Program Evaluation Coordinator | Arkansas Children's 


April Robinson

April Robinson
Member
RN | Arkansas Children's 


Vontifany Smith

Vontifany Smith
Member
Senior Organizational Development Consultant | Arkansas Children's


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Carla Sparks
Member
Rural Outreach Coordinator | Arkansas Children's


 

Learn about Employee Resource Groups at Arkansas Children's and how they are impacting patients, employees and the culture of our health system.

Employee Resource Groups (“ERGs”) are voluntary, employee-driven groups at Arkansas Children's organized around a particular shared interest, characteristic or experience. They serve to build an inclusive work environment, increase employee satisfaction and engagement, encourage connection and mentorship among team members and support Arkansas Children's by reinforcing the value of diversity.

Discrimination stands firmly in the way of attaining unprecedented child health in Arkansas. Your support actively creates an anti-discriminatory environment across the entire health system rooted in diversity, health equity and inclusion. Arkansas Children’s is actively working to identify barriers for diverse families, such as non-English speaking patient families, and enact solutions that provide true healthcare equity. Your gift today helps create and deliver an organizational culture where everyone—our patients, families and teams—feels valued and actively participates in Arkansas Children’s, achieving our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

Healthcare Quality Index Top Performer 2020

Human Rights Campaign 

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Our Promise to Arkansas. Unprecedented Child Health. Defined & Delivered.

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