One of the largest academic medical systems in the New York metro area, Mount Sinai Health System’s new Growth in Operations, Administrations, and Leadership Society (GOALS) program was created to increase the representation of Black men at the middle and upper levels of management within Mount Sinai.
The initiative creates pathways for career advancement through networking, mentorship and advancement opportunities and furthers Mount Sinai’s continuing commitment to growing a diverse workplace and providing equitable care for patients.
GOALS accepted its first cohort of members this spring. The group will benefit from enhanced contact with and assistance from Mount Sinai internal assets — including human resources and legal department — and hosting quarterly meetings and social networking mixers.
“As a Black man, you can feel alone, like nobody cares,” said Anthony Smalls, MBA, program manager for Shared Resources in Research Operations and Infrastructure in the Office of the Dean, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Our initiative will find talented employees who have felt the same and put them in the opportunities vehicle for success.”
Mount Sinai says it hopes the increase of Black men at the middle and upper levels of management will address the significant need for change and, hopefully, eliminate the classification of underrepresented groups.
The health system employs more than 43,000 employees working across eight hospitals, over 400 outpatient practices, nearly 300 labs, a school of nursing, and a leading school of medicine and graduate education.