Public Statement 4/7/21
As testimony continues in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the Minnesota police officer who murdered George Floyd last year, we stand in solidarity with the family of George Floyd and all who seek justice for state violence committed against Black lives. George Floyd, his family, his community—and ours—all deserve so much more than the tragedy and loss brought by Derek Chauvin’s actions. They deserve justice.
While we demand justice in the form of Derek Chauvin’s conviction, we recognize that Chauvin’s actions are not the sole cause of George Floyd’s death. The other officers at the scene, the city, and American policing policies are also complicit. The murder of George Floyd was not an individual act of racism but a manifestation of systemic racism at the individual level.
We encourage our Black patients, staff, and community members to do what you need to take care of yourselves throughout this trial. And we remind our white staff and community members to keep in mind that witnessing repeated violence against Black people, the ongoing news coverage, and the coverage of this trial are traumatizing to BIPOC people, especially when we continue to see so many of these trials end in acquittal.
Abortion is health care. Health care is a right. Today, that right came under attack at the Supreme Court.
Public Statement 11/9/21
Equitas Health is pleased to announce that Dwayne Steward was recently appointed Interim Chief People and Culture Officer, effective November 5, 2021.
Public Statement 10/21/21
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I’m pleased to announce the appointment of Robert S. Copeland (he/him/his) as the Interim CEO of Equitas Health.
Public Statement 10/16/21
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I’m writing to announce that we have accepted William Hardy’s resignation from the role of President and CEO, effective immediately.
Public Statement 10/7/21
This week, the Columbus Dispatch published an article reflecting experiences of former and current staff of Equitas Health. Those of us who work here know that our growth and evolution has been challenging. We cannot – and will not – ignore the historical and current impact that our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) stakeholders are feeling.
Public Statement 4/13/21
We are grieving with Minneapolis and the world today as our system of government has taken the life of yet another Black man, Daunte Wright, age 20.
In late January 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed changes to their guidance on who can give blood. Historically, their rules have discriminated against members of the LGBTQ+ community. As promised, Equitas Health gave feedback to the FDA in a public comment.