President’s Message: Celebrating Pride Month

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As we close out Pride Month, AAMC President Sherry Perkins discusses the significance of this year’s celebration.

As you walk the halls of Anne Arundel Medical Center, the J. Kent McNew Family Medical Center and Pathways, you’ll see rainbow flags big and small decorating in celebration of Pride Month. These symbols of our commitment to equity and inclusion remind me not only of our solidarity this month, but most importantly of our actions to be inclusive, equitable, and stand with our LGBTQIA+ community every day.

This Pride month, many efforts sponsored by our Department of Diversity Equity and Inclusion have been underway and our LGBTQIA+ Business Resource Group (BRG) has been working hard to bring events that bring us together to celebrate Pride – many of you already have participated.  

I want to recognize the significance of this particular Pride month as we also challenge ourselves to learn, grow, and act to fight racial injustice. We will continue to actively recognize oppression or exclusion of many forms and work to dismantle it and empower the diversity of our health care system.  Thank you all for your care to patients, families, and each other.