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DEI Mission

Houston Methodist will be known for having a culture of inclusive behavior that allows us to provide unparalleled, personalized care and service to a diverse patient population through effective teamwork, while ensuring dignity and respect for every patient, provider, colleague and our community.

June Cultural Observances

  • Pride Month
  • Juneteenth
  • Caribbean American Heritage Month

A Message from Our
President & CEO:

Marc Boom, MD
Houston Methodist President & CEO

"Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the country, and Houston Methodist is a reflection of our city. Our employees represent all walks of life, and our diversity helps create a rich exchange of ideas and knowledge that leads to the new and bold innovations and treatments that are at the heart of leading medicine."

A Message from Our
Vice President:

Arianne D. Dowdell
Houston Methodist Hospital Vice President - Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

"When we continuously strive to build and maintain a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce, we will be better employees and team members, our patients will be better and so will the communities we serve and care so deeply about."

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)

Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are employee-led, voluntary groups that join together based on common interests, backgrounds or demographic to discuss issues, offer developmental opportunities, and to brainstorm strategies and solutions that will support diversity and inclusion goals.

Our Workforce

  • Disability Statistics by Relative Rank

    Disability Status

  • Headcount by Relative Rank %  - Ethnicity


  • Headcount by Relative Rank % - Gender


  • Protected/Non-Protected Veteran Statistics by Relative Rank

    Veteran Status

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Learning

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Learning Team creates resources for all employees to learn and develop skills to discuss and understand anti-racism, anti-bias and other DEI topics at Houston Methodist.

Summer Scholarship Program

The Houston Methodist Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summer Scholarship Program is a hands-on and immersive 10-week experience designed to broaden student’s perspective of career possibilities in the healthcare industry.