Equal treatment for all is one of the values on which this institution was founded. In an 1873 letter from Mr. Johns Hopkins to Johns Hopkins Hospital trustees, he wrote that the hospital must care for “the indigent sick of this city and its environs, without regard to sex, age, or color, who may require surgical or medical treatment.” We take this charge to heart.

The Johns Hopkins Hospital was a “model of its kind” when it was established more than 100 years ago. It was the prototype for the modern academic health center, with a mission combining education, research, and patient care. To maintain our leadership, locally and globally, we must leverage the great promise of diversity. The work of creating a more diverse and inclusive culture falls to everyone in Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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