Community Health Network Welcomes First Diversity Officer

Community Health Network Welcomes First Diversity Officer

Diane McDaniel has been named the first chief diversity and inclusion officer at Community Health Network. Her role includes overseeing our well-established office of diversity and working collaboratively across the organization to enhance and improve the depth and breadth of Community’s diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Community Health NetworkMcDaniel comes to us from Indiana Wesleyan University where she served as the institution’s inaugural vice president for diversity and inclusion, chief diversity officer, and member of the president’s executive council. She was responsible for developing the university’s Diversity Strategic Plan Framework and for identifying institutional priorities, programs, and initiatives advancing inclusive excellence learning for faculty, staff, and student groups.

The Indianapolis native is an accomplished HR leader with extensive organizational and change management experience. McDaniel will help guide Community in reaching the Network’s goal of improving our workplace by enhancing a culture of inclusion that seeks, welcomes, and values all people.

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Community Health Network has been deeply committed to the communities it serves since opening its first hospital, Community Hospital East, in 1956. Community Health Network puts patients first while offering a full continuum of healthcare services, world-class innovations and a new focus on population health management. Exceptional care, simply delivered, is what sets the network apart and what makes it a leading not-for-profit healthcare destination in central Indiana. For more information, please visit

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