Mayo Clinic is committed to health equity, with a vision of being recognized by patients, employees, peer institutions, and the community as the leading model for diversity and inclusion.
One method of achieving these goals is through Mayo Employee Resource Groups (MERGs), which are employee-organized groups that form around a common dimension of diversity aligning with Mayo values and strategic priorities.These groups allow our employees to provide high-quality, culturally-competent care to our patients and improve inclusiveness and participation of diverse employees at all levels of the organization, while promoting networking and professional development.
One MERG the Internal Medicine Residency Program is actively involved in is geared towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) employees and supporters (“allies”). Florida’s LGBTI MERG welcomes all to expand healthcare inclusivity of the LGBTI and Ally community through the support and education of Mayo Clinic patients, visitors, and staff.
Pictured on the left, Christina Zorn, chief administrative officer and LGBTI MERG executive sponsor at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, attends Jacksonville's River City Pride Parade with Andrew Austin, chair of the LGBTI MERG.