To realize our vision of becoming an anti-racist and equitable health organization, Seattle Children’s has developed the Anti-Racism Organizational Change (AROC) and Accelerated Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Plan. This plan was designed with guidance and support from our workforce, patients and families, community, and trusted and expert leaders on anti-racism work, equity, inclusion and diversity.

Read “Seattle Children’s Anti-Racism Organizational Change Plan”  in On the Pulse, Jan. 28, 2021.

Seattle Children’s also has hired the nationally-recognized law firm Covington & Burling to lead an independent, external assessment of Seattle Children’s race, equity, inclusion and diversity policies and practices. This assessment and its recommendations will assist Seattle Children’s leadership in accelerating the pace of our existing work to become a truly anti-racist organization.

Find more information here about providing input to the Assessment Committee.

Your communication will be confidential. We encourage provider participation and candor in this process.

New VP and Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Officer: Seattle Children’s is pleased to share that Andrew Lee, Psy.D., will join Seattle Children’s as the Vice President and Chief Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office, following an extensive national search. He will oversee the Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion team to lead our accelerated EDI and anti-racism work across the organization, starting Feb. 8.

Dr. Lee was most recently the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer at WellStar Health System in Georgia, a health care system with more than 25,000 workforce members. He has a doctorate degree in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, a master’s in health administration from the University of Southern California and a master’s in clinical psychology from the University of San Diego.