Pride 365: ChristianaCare Raises the Progress Flag for Pride Month — And All Year Long

Members of the PRIDE Employee Resource Group (ERG) and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity raised the Progress Flag on Monday, June 12, at ChristianaCare’s campuses in celebration of Pride Month. This is the fourth year in a row ChristianaCare has held a flag raising ceremony in June as we embrace diversity and show respect to all of our neighbors.

This year, ChristianaCare kicked off PRIDE 365: We will now display the Progress flag all year at our campuses.

“This flag represents how we all serve together with love and excellence every day and how we embed it in our culture,” said President and CEO Janice Nevin, M.D., MPH.  “I am honored to help raise this flag today and I’m proud of all that we do and you do to provide inclusive care and be an inclusive workplace.”

“Every caregiver brings distinct insight to their work based on a wide range of factors that make them who they are. Our differences are a powerful asset and our diversity reflects our community,” said President and CEO Janice Nevin, M.D., MPH (center), at the Progress flag raising.

ChristianaCare is a national leader in LGBTQ health care equality, including a Gender Wellness Program that supports transgender and gender-diverse individuals.

In 2022 Christiana Hospital and Wilmington Hospital received a perfect score of 100 and the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” for the 11th consecutive year in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index.

PRIDE ERG executive advisor Fran Gott with co-leads Deb Houghton and Brian Wharton celebrating Pride Month at Cecil County campus.

For the second consecutive year, Forbes magazine ranked ChristianaCare as one of the best employers for diversity and inclusion in the U.S. in its list of Best Employers for Diversity 2022.

“We continue to build upon our commitment to an inclusive and diverse workforce as well as supporting our community,” said Fran Gott, vice president of ChristianaCare’s Medical Group and executive advisor of ChristianaCare’s Pride ERG. “We will take another step forward with Pride 365.”

Serving together: Cecil County campus caregivers at the Progress flag raising event.

“Pride matters 365 days a year,” said caregiver Deb Houghton, a leader of the PRIDE ERG. “Our leadership not only talks the talk but walks the walk. Today we serve together in the most excellent kind of love — the unconditional kind.”