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Atrium Health Navicent President and CEO Delvecchio Finley Named to Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Diversity Leaders List

List honors top healthcare executives influencing policy and care delivery models across the country

Atrium Health Navicent President and CEO Delvecchio Finley has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the magazine’s 2021 Top 25 Diversity Leaders in Healthcare.

The Top Diversity Leaders award honors top healthcare executives from diverse backgrounds and the organizations influencing policy and care delivery models across the country.

“To most effectively serve patients and the community, our teams must include multiple voices that represent differing points of view and individuals from a variety of backgrounds,” Finley said. “At Atrium Health Navicent, our first culture commitment is ‘to create a space where we all belong.’ To do that, we must include diverse viewpoints and endeavor to reach the underserved so we can truly improve our community’s health and wellness, elevate hope and advance healing for all. Thank you, Modern Healthcare for this honor!”

In his nomination, community leaders described Finley as a “strong champion” and “living example for others to emulate” in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion.

“We were incredibly fortunate to be able to secure a CEO of Delvecchio Finley’s caliber,” said Atrium Health Navient Board Chair Starr Perdue. “He continues to do great things in healthcare and in our community.”

The profiles of all the honorees and honored organizations are featured in the Sept. 20 print issue of Modern Healthcare magazine and at ModernHealthcare.com/top-diversity-leaders.

“Healthcare organizations widely promote their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts when they're first announced. But it's more important to track success and make sure those initiatives deliver on the long-term results the companies and communities they serve expect. This year, we increased the cadence of our diversity recognition program and expanded eligibility to include companies as a whole, as well as individuals,” said Modern Healthcare editor, Aurora Aguilar. “The 2021 class of Top Diversity Leaders lead the pack in healthcare. These are people and companies that exemplify ‘walking the walk.’ Congratulations to all of our honorees and thank you for the hard work you do on the important issue of inclusivity.”

About Atrium Health Navicent

Atrium Health Navicent is the leading provider of healthcare in central and south Georgia and is committed to its mission of elevating health and well-being through compassionate care. Atrium Health Navicent provides high-quality, personalized care in 53 specialties at more than 50 facilities throughout the region. As part of the largest, integrated, nonprofit health system in the Southeast, it is also able to tap into some of the nation’s leading medical experts and specialists with Atrium Health, allowing it to provide the best care close to home – including advanced innovations in virtual medicine and care. Throughout its 125-year history in the community, Atrium Health Navicent has remained dedicated to enhancing health and wellness for individuals throughout the region through nationally recognized quality care, community health initiatives and collaborative partnerships. It is also one of the leading teaching hospitals in the region, helping to ensure viability for rural health care for the next generation. For more information, please visit www.NavicentHealth.org.


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