Get To Know: Yolanda Coleman | Broadlawns Celebrates Black History Month Awards and Recognitions February 25, 2022 This Black History Month, Broadlawns is celebrating by highlighting a few of the many amazing Black individuals who make an impact every day at our hospital. Yolanda Coleman Job Title Executive Assistant, Medical Staff Services Tell us about what you do in a typical day. As BMC continues to expand services and add new providers, there are fewer typical days. Most days I’m working on credentialing applications to get new providers privileged at BMC and assisting Dr. Shah and the medical staff with whatever needs they may have. How long have you worked at Broadlawns? 28 years. What attracted you to a career in healthcare? I enjoy helping others and working in a healthcare setting allows many opportunities to help others even if your career is not in the medical field. What do you like about working at Broadlawns? The welcoming of diversity among our patient population and staff, and also BMC’s ongoing efforts to be equitable in patient care and hiring practices. Name a Black American(s) you admire and think people should learn more about. Stacey Abrams What books by Black authors do you recommend? The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. What does it mean to be an inclusive healthcare provider? I believe an inclusive healthcare provider strives to ensure that all patients are provided the same quality of care and respect. What ways do you challenge/invite others to honor Black history, this month and beyond? I challenge others to be more empathetic to and aware of the challenges among different cultures in healthcare, education, housing, and employment.