HOUSTON (October 16, 2023)

Memorial Hermann Health System is proud to announce that Senior Vice President and Chief Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Officer, Toi Harris, MD, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2023’s Top 25 Diversity Leaders in Healthcare.

According to Modern Healthcare, the Top Diversity Leaders award celebrates health care executives who have demonstrated a commitment to diversity in their workforces and are forging the way when it comes to addressing health equity through creative solutions.

“We are pleased to see Dr. Harris recognized nationally for her efforts to further our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion across the many communities we serve, including our workforce,” said David L. Callender, MD, President and CEO of Memorial Hermann.

Most recently, under Dr. Harris’s leadership, numerous initiatives have launched to include an inclusive leadership training series for almost 1,700 leaders across the system, the establishment of employee resource groups (ERGs) and the creation of the Memorial Hermann Institute for the Advancement of Health Equity to leverage research to achieve equitable health outcomes.

“I’m extremely honored and humbled by this recognition from Modern Healthcare,” said Dr. Harris. “Diversity in health care means seeing the whole person and providing personalized care. I am very fortunate to work with a talented team and colleagues who are dedicated to realizing our vision. At Memorial Hermann, we are creating ways for people of all backgrounds and perspectives to come together and work to create a healthier Houston and beyond.” 

Learn more about this year’s honorees here.