Addressing racial wealth gaps

Our Commitment

Lakewood Health System Case Study

Hospital equipment
Hospital equipment

Through a partnership with Pollen Midwest, we created a case study to learn how Lakewood Health System is inspiring innovations that lead to a healthier, economically stronger region.

Excerpt from the Case Study

Lakewood Health System (LHS) harnesses its size and agility to inspire innovations that lead to a healthier, economically stronger region. With an emphasis on investing in mission rather than financial gain, LHS encourages all levels of staff to share ideas to improve the health and well-being of patients and the community.

commitment to community


Over 30 years ago, LHS began coordinating monthly meetings with a handful of local leaders. What started as a simple attempt to stay connected and informed has transformed into a powerful cross-sector partnership that improves the lives of people in the Staples community.

building relationships


LHS leadership ignores traditional hierarchy in an effort to empower employees at all levels to propose new ways of working, identify internal challenges and suggest improvements. Together, LHS staff co-builds a better workplace.

Cafe space


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