Hamilton Health Center was founded during the civil rights movement in the 60s on the principle that healthcare is a right for all people, and not a privilege for just the fortunate. To that end, Hamilton has sought to address pervasive health inequity throughout its 50-year history. We recognize that the events unfolding in Harrisburg and across America, and the inequities leading up to them, deeply impact our patients and their families as well as, our board members, staff, and their families. As such, we acknowledge and accept responsibility to the people we serve and employ to do our part to eliminate injustice and bias wherever we can.
Hamilton Health Center’s Board of Directors and staff stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protesters advocating for the elimination of racism and police brutality against people of color in this country. Racial equality will only happen if we are willing to speak out against injustice wherever we encounter it. In the words of Martin Luther King, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Today presents a new opportunity for us to stand up both individually and collectively to take concrete steps to erase discrimination and biasness in our business relationships and in our communities. We will continue to embrace, practice and promote diversity and inclusion in everything we do to work towards creating a more equitable society.
Jeannine Peterson CEO