Diversity at Baptist Health South Florida

An experienced human resources executive, Jill Marten currently serves as the corporate director of human resources at Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) in Miami. There, Jill Marten creates and implements human resources policies and programs for all of BHSF’s facilities.

Over the years, BHSF has remained dedicated to recruiting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive environment. BHSF maintains facilities throughout Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Broward Counties, which together have been identified as among the most diverse regions of the United States. Therefore, BHSF serves a wide range of people with difference cultural backgrounds, communication styles, and belief systems. To best serve a multicultural community, BHSF retains more than 15,000 staff members who excel at connecting with people from various cultures.

BHSF’s diversity-driven employment practices have resulted in internal satisfaction and external accolades. According to a study by Gallup, BHSF ranks in the 89th percentile for employee satisfaction, which is especially high compared to similar organizations. BHSF has also been recognized by groups like National Association of Female Executives for employing more women executives than any other comparable health group in the region and creating an environment where all employees are given a chance to succeed.


About Bike MS

Jill Marten serves as corporate director of human resources for Baptist Health South Florida in Miami. In her free time, Jill Marten stays active and especially enjoys cycling. She participated in a Bike MS to Key Largo in 2011.

downloadA fundraiser for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Bike MS started as the result of a bike trip Will Munger (executive director of the Minnesota Chapter of the MS Society at the time) and his soon took from Duluth to Minneapolis, a 150-mile trip that took two days. He realized that the trip might be a fun and challenging way to get people to bike and raise money for a good cause. The first Bike MS was held in 1980, with 200 participants who embarked on the ride from Minneapolis to Duluth. Slowly, other regional chapters took note of the idea and implemented it in their own communities, and the event was officially incorporated by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in 1985. Each state currently offers at least one official bike ride each year.

Since 1980, these bike rides have raised more than one billion dollars for research and other services that help individuals living with multiple sclerosis.