Broward Health Profiles in Leadership: Celebrating Black History Month

Broward Health Profiles in Leadership: Celebrating Black History Month

Monday Feb. 10, 2020
Black History Month Profile: LaRae Floyd

Manager, Supply Chain Operations and Diversity - Working at Broward Health for 27 years

 

What figure in Black History would you most like to meet and why?

Carter G. Woodson, known as the “Father” of Black History. I would like to thank him for his tireless efforts and perseverance to preserve and advocate for African American History, ensuring it was not suppressed or overlooked within America’s history.  

What do you think about when you think of Black History Month?

 I think of inclusiveness, honor and recognition of the roles so many African Americans played in building and shaping society’s norms of this fine country we live in today.

Why is it important to seek out and value diverse perspectives in general and in healthcare?

 Seeking and valuing diverse perspectives allow us to respect and appreciate all of our differences. And in health care, this helps build a comfort and trust level, aiding in the delivery of quality and compassionate care.

What are you most proud of, professionally or personally?

Professionally, I’m proud of the dedicated team I work with daily here at Broward Health, my military contributions and the advocacy on behalf of our local diverse companies for economic development and parity.

Personally, I’m proud of my alignment with my Lord and Savior, my family and the educational opportunities afforded me through our local historically black colleges and universities (HBCU).

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