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Episcopal Health Services Inc., (EHS) is pleased to Announce Dr. Stanley Byrd as the Health System’s Chief Diversity Officer for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Far Rockaway, New York, March 7, 2023 — Episcopal Health Services Inc., (EHS) is pleased to announce Dr. Stanley Byrd as the health system’s Chief Diversity Officer for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. Dr. Byrd comes to EHS from the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he served as the Associate Director for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and has over twenty years of DEI and Human Resources experience. Dr. Byrd will work closely with the CEO, Senior Leadership, Management, Front-line Team Members, Medical Staff, Graduate Medical Education Programs, Community Leaders, Patient & Families and Board Members to ensure that the goals of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are embraced across the EHS campus.

“Adding this key role to our management team reflects our commitment to fostering an organizational culture that lives up to the values of diversity and inclusion on which EHS was founded’ says Jerry Walsh, Chief Executive Officer.

EHS strives towards a more diverse and inclusive environment for all of its team members and holds true to its mission, vision and values. Dr. Byrd will coordinate and advise to develop, integrate and articulate EHS’ commitments to a more diverse and inclusive community.

Sharika Gordon, Chief People Officer, added “We are delighted that Dr. Byrd has agreed to join our team and we look forward to the great work he will do during his tenure at EHS”

The Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging will be located at the main hospital campus and Dr. Byrd will report to the Chief People Officer, Sharika Gordon.

About Episcopal Health Services

Episcopal Health Services Inc., (EHS) is a health system located on the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens, New York. The system provides emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved Rockaways and Five Towns populations. The system provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventive, diagnostic treatment, and rehabilitative services, regardless of their ability to pay.