Mercy Health Receives GR Chamber Recognition as Rising Star for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Kelly Wilczak, John Schwartz, Nicole Smith, Jazmin Rojas, Julie MacFarland, Bill Manns, Shana Welch, Megan Nguyen and Angela Cormier

On Friday, November 17, Bill Manns, president of Mercy Health Saint Mary’s, and members of the Mercy Health Human Resources team accepted the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce’s Diversity Visionary Award – Rising Star at the Chamber’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Summit. The Award measures five criteria: Leadership Commitment, Diverse Talent, Internal Processes, Diverse Supply Chain and Community Engagement. The Chamber’s event, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Summit and Diversity Visionary Awards, held at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids, provides Chamber members and the community with a deeper understanding of the business case for diversity, equity and inclusion.