HAP's Annual Southeast Connect

November 6, 2020

Join colleagues from across southeastern Pennsylvania for the Southeast Connect VIRTUAL event.

Gloria Goins, Keynote Speaker, 2020 Southeast Connect

Keynote Speaker: Gloria Goins, Former Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health System

Gloria Goins is the former Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health System, the nation’s fifth largest Catholic health care system. Under Gloria’s leadership, Diversity Inc. recognized Bon Secours as one of the ten best health care systems for three consecutive years. Becker’s Hospital Review recognized Gloria herself as one of the 15 chief diversity officers in health care to know.

In addition to leading the diversity and inclusion organization at Bon Secours, Gloria also led the organization’s employee engagement strategy. Under her leadership, Bon Secours achieved the highest employee engagement score in the organization’s history (the 99th percentile), and was recognized by the Gallup Organization as one of the Top Best Workplaces in the world.

Gloria is responsible for creating two world-class Diversity and Inclusion organizations from their very inception. Gloria served as the very first vice president of diversity for Cingular Wireless, which at the time was the nation’s largest wireless communications company with more than 70,000 employees. Gloria’s team at Cingular received numerous national awards and recognition for outstanding initiatives. Gloria also served as the very first Chief Diversity Officer at The Home Depot where she was as a senior member of operations team with accountability for all aspects of employee, customer, multicultural marketing, and community strategies for emerging markets.

Gloria is a former faculty member at Georgetown University, where she served as the founder and chair of the Georgetown Chief Diversity Officers’ Roundtable. She is currently a faculty member at Jefferson Health where she teaches a course on diversity and inclusion and healthcare leadership.

Gloria earned a Master of Business Administration from Mercer University, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Stanford University.

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7:30 a.m.
Virtual Networking via Zoom Meetings

8:30 a.m.
Andy Carter, President and CEO, The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania

8:35 a.m.
Awards Presentation

8:45 a.m.
Keynote Presentation
Gloria Goins, former Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Bon Secours Mercy Health System

9:30 a.m.



2020 Virtual Event

In light of the COVID-19 response efforts as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s and local recommendations, HAP will convert the in-person 2020 Southeast Connect into a virtual event, which will incorporate many components of the in-person event and provide a platform for networking and recognition as we celebrate hospitals and health systems for their outstanding support to patients and their families.

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Sponsorship of HAP’s signature events places your organization front and center with health care safety and quality leaders from around the state. Be a part of this annual event. Learn more about HAP's sponsorship opportunities.