New York University’s Bethany health system: ‘It’s hard to explain’
In the days following the election, the Bethany Health System, which serves students and staff, issued a press release describing the health care system’s efforts to “work together to better serve the students, staff, faculty and alumni.”
The press release, which was written by Bethany President and CEO Robert W. Wood, said the health system “is proud to be an employer of color.”
“We will continue to work together to make Bethany a more inclusive and diverse community,” the statement read.
The release also highlighted the university’s “commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion in the Bethanah Health System.”
It continued: “Our goal is to make a Bethany that is as inclusive as possible, and we will continue working with Bethany’s stakeholders to achieve that.”
On Monday, a representative for the university said that Bethany is “not aware of any complaints from students or staff” about the “diversity policy.”
“Bethany is a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and alumni,” the spokesperson said.
We are committed to ensuring our health care program is inclusive of all students and is an equal opportunity employer.” “
We do not believe there is any indication that Bethanachs policies discriminate against any group or any demographic in the health program.
We are committed to ensuring our health care program is inclusive of all students and is an equal opportunity employer.”
The spokesperson also noted that Bethannews policy does not cover sexual orientation, gender identity, or race.
Bethany also said in its release that it will not discriminate against people on the basis of their race, gender, religion, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
But in a statement on Tuesday, Bethany said the university is “committed to making sure our diversity program is accessible to all.”
“While the university recognizes that we have a diversity and equity responsibility, we will not tolerate discriminatory practices and will not stand for such practices in our workplace,” the university statement read, according to the New York Daily News.
The university said it has hired an “independent diversity expert” to “review all aspects of the Bethannath Health System’s hiring process,” and that it “will work with all Bethanaghecare employees to ensure all of their rights are respected.”
“The Bethany Human Resources Department has also made clear that no one will be fired for being transgender, so it is important for all members of our community to know that we take the concerns of all members very seriously,” the Bethanna statement read on Tuesday.