Valuing Different Perspectives

Dr. Cropp’s response to the recent events impacting our nation and community

In this time of uncertainty surrounding recent events impacting our nation and community, we recognize the importance of continuing the conversation around inclusiveness and diversity.

Our ability to understand others begins with listening. Only by listening can we begin to understand the real issues. When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser and better as an organization. We believe organizations and communities are strengthened by diversity, and Independent Health strives to create a welcoming and inclusive organizational environment, but we recognize there is still much work left to do. Our ability to actively listen and learn from each other is instrumental in achieving our goals, both individually and as a company.

The work of racial justice is more important than ever. We care deeply for our community members and partner organizations who strive every day to eradicate racism and support our underserved populations. We are here to continue learning and to generate dialog, and we remain committed to creating opportunities where all Western New Yorkers have a fair and equal chance to lead the healthiest lifestyle possible.


Thank you.

Michael W. Cropp, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer