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Jefferson Appoints Joseph B. Hill as Chief Diversity Officer

02/05/15

(PHILADELPHIA) Jefferson announced the appointment of Joseph B. Hill as Chief Diversity Officer, a key leadership role, responsible for leading an integration of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives and practices to ensure excellence in education, research and patient care.

“Reimagining healthcare education and discovery requires a transformative commitment to diversity and inclusion,” said Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., MBA, President and CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health System. “To that end, I am thrilled to welcome Joseph to the team.  He is a creative, accomplished leader who will report directly to me and ensure that everything we do reflects the diverse cultures we serve.”

Mr. Hill joins Jefferson most recently from Froedtert Health, the clinical arm of the Medical College of Wisconsin, where he developed a diversity and inclusion program that became an integral part of the health system’s values, strategy and operational initiatives. Under his leadership, Froedtert’s diversity and inclusion team was nationally recognized for supplier diversity and health care equality. Mr. Hill also served as the Managing Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta.

A native of Buffalo, New York, Mr. Hill received a B.A. from Virginia Union University, M.A. from Howard University and a Certificate in Diversity Management in Health Care (CDM) from Georgetown University and the Institute for Diversity in Health Management. He is often a speaker at national forums where he shares his insights and experience on the importance of diversity and strategic partnerships in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. In addition, Mr. Hill serves as a volunteer and is a Board member for Garden and Associates, LLC, Our Next Generation, Milwaukee Urban League and is on the Advisory Board for Usher’s New Look Foundation.

About Jefferson — Health is all we do.

Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and Jefferson University Physicians are partners in providing the highest-quality, compassionate clinical care for patients, educating the health professionals of tomorrow, and discovering new treatments and therapies that will define the future of healthcare. Thomas Jefferson University enrolls more than 3,600 future physicians, scientists and healthcare professionals in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC); Jefferson Schools of Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, Population Health; and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and is home of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Jefferson University Physicians is a multi-specialty physician practice consisting of over 650 SKMC full-time faculty. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals is the largest freestanding academic medical center in Philadelphia. Services are provided at five locations — Thomas Jefferson University Hospital  and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience in Center City Philadelphia; Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia; Jefferson at the Navy Yard; and Jefferson at Voorhees in South Jersey.

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