Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

Our people are our power.

That’s why we foster a culture that respects them, celebrates their diversity and helps them feel a sense of belonging. We know the more perspectives we bring to the table, the more creative our ideas become — and the better decisions we can make for our customers around the world. 

Read on to see how our focus on diversity, inclusion and belonging helps our 10,000+ Hillrom associates do what they do best: enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers.

“For Hillrom, and for me personally, diversity and inclusion are non-negotiable. Only with a diverse workforce—one in which everyone is encouraged to share their authentic selves and face uncomfortable truths—can we hope to enhance outcomes for the patients and caregivers we serve all around the world. Whether you’re a Hillrom employee, supplier, customer or shareholder, I invite you to join me in this important work.”

— John Groetelaars, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hillrom

John Groetelaars, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hillrom

Leadership Diversity

Our inclusive, respectful culture starts at the top. Our Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging Council includes our CEO, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer, and high-level leaders from around the world. In fact, women make up 53% of the leadership team reporting to our CEO — and People of Color make up 24%. Women also make up 36% of our Board of Directors, and both groups include members of the LGBTQIA community.

Meet our Leaders

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CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

In 2020, Hillrom CEO John Groetelaars joined more than 1,000 CEOs who have signed the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion pledge — committing himself and Hillrom to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Learn what actions we are taking to cultivate a workplace where diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed, respected and openly discussed.

Learn about CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

Focus on Racial Justice

Racial justice cannot wait one moment longer — and we are taking action. REACH (Representation, Awareness, Education and Community at Hillrom) is a CEO-initiated and sponsored program to support and retain Black team members at every level of our organization. See how the REACH initiative, begun in 2020, is already impacting our culture — and encouraging us to set our sights ever higher.

Learn about REACH

Employee Resource Groups

When our people come together, they do great things. So we encourage all of them to join our Employee Resource Groups — cornerstones of our diversity, inclusion and belonging strategy. These company-sponsored, employee-led teams help our employees interact with Hillrom’s leaders and collaborate with colleagues with similar life experiences or backgrounds.

  • EMBRACE (A Black Professional Organization)
  • HOLA (Hillrom Organization for Latino Advancement)
  • I.D.E.A. (Individuals with Disabilities Empowered to Achieve)
  • Pride Partnership (A LBGTQIA Group)
  • Professional Women’s Group
  • VET (Veteran Employee Team)

Learn more about our Employee Resource Groups

Hillrom’s Paula Miller interviews board member Felicia Norwood
A Hillrom representative from Pluvigner, France, holds the “Great Place to Work” award

Affiliations, Awards and Recognition

We know the benefits of diversity, inclusion and belonging extend beyond our own team. That’s why we partner with a number of external organizations to recruit more diverse talent and make an impact in our communities. We’re also proud of the many awards we’ve received in recognition of our focus on diversity, inclusion and belonging. Click through to see the full list — and learn how they matter for our employees and our communities.

See our Awards and Affiliations 

A group of Hillrom employees wearing PRIDE Partnership T-shirts works a recruiting event


Our focus on diversity starts as early as the hiring process. All our recruitment programs require open searches to include:

  • Diversity among candidates and interviewers
  • Dedicated in-house recruiters who develop relationships with institutions and educate them on Hillrom and its career opportunities
  • On-site and virtual visits to meet potential job candidates

We also actively foster relationships with institutions and organizations dedicated to helping Black, female and veteran professionals succeed. A few examples are:

  • Howard University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Lucas Group, RecruitMilitary and

Learn more about Working at Hillrom

Hear it from the Team

Read how our Hillrom team members feel about our focus on diversity, inclusion and belonging across the organization.

Janet Stevens, Hillrom Vice President, Quality Assurance

“Corporate Social Investment is a key pillar in the strategic initiatives of companies deemed the best companies for which to work. It signals that the company, such as Hillrom, truly embraces public responsibility — public responsibility to the shareholders and public responsibility to the community it serves. In our company, it embodies the true meaning of Advancing Connected Care.”

— Janet Stevens, Vice President, Quality Assurance

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Julie McCormick, Hillrom Area Vice President and Co-Chair, Professional Women’s Group

“Fantastic job on the Conscious Inclusion training! It felt like a safe environment where everyone’s voice could be heard.”

— Julie McCormick, Area Vice President and Co-Chair, Professional Women’s Group

Learn About our Training & Development

John Kermes, Hillrom HR Shared Services Representative, and family

“It is truly great working for a company that offers such generous parental leave. I was fortunate enough to spend quality time with my wife and son for our first 6 weeks as a family. This is something I will always value and I would recommend to any father working at Hillrom!”

— John Kermes, HR Shared Services Representative

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