Our Diversity Initiative Overview

In 2012, ACHE of Southern California, formerly Healthcare Executives of Southern California (HCE), embarked upon one of its most important initiatives: increase diversity awareness in the local healthcare market.  We value and desire to actively promote diversity in its leaders, affiliates, and staff because diverse participation can serve as a catalyst for improved decision making, increased productivity, and a competitive advantage.

Further, We work to foster an inclusive environment that recognizes the contributions and supports the advancement of all, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, or disability. An inclusive environment can enhance the quality of healthcare, improve hospital/community relations, and positively affect the health status of society.

Diversity Initiative Objectives

Promote Diversity in Management

To support the American College of Healthcare Executives’ efforts in promoting Diversity in Healthcare Management

Professional Development

To support the professional development of Latino, Asian, African-American and other affinity group healthcare executives

Diversity Programming

To provide various diversity-focused programs to promote  diversity and inclusion in the Southern California Healthcare industry

Affinity Group Collaboration

To enhance the collaboration of ACHE of Southern California with affinity groups and individuals

Community Demographics

To encourage a more diversified HCE membership base, more consistent with the demographic make-up of the Southern California community

Diversity Programs Offered by ACHE

(more information to follow)

Thomas C. Dolan Executive Diversity Program

ACHE is committed to promoting and preparing the most highly diverse and qualified healthcare management leaders — and we’re meeting that goal one outstanding Dolan Scholar at a time!


The LGBTQ Forum is powerful evidence of ACHE’s ongoing efforts to advance diversity and inclusion in healthcare leadership. The LGBTQ Forum offers members at all career levels and stages a collaborative community for professional development and advocacy on distinct issues of LGBTQ healthcare executives.

Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum

The Asian Healthcare Leaders Forum (AHLF) welcomes individuals interested in the distinct opportunities and issues of Asian-American healthcare executives, with value-added benefits developed specifically for Forum members.

Diversity Affiliates:


Asian HealthCare Leaders Association


National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives