Dr. Cyrilyn Walters, Regional One Health’s medical director of ambulatory services, has been named to a statewide committee that will explore equity of care and elimination of health care disparities.
She looks forward to the opportunity as a chance to help hospitals, health care systems and other organizations develop strategies to improve care for all patients in the State of Tennessee.
Regional One Health Medical Director of Ambulatory Services Cyrilyn Walters, MD, has been appointed to the Tennessee Hospital Association’s Council of Inclusion and Health Equity. She is excited to tackle the challenge of working to help find solutions to ensure high-quality care is inclusive.
“Hospitals and health care organizations will only truly move towards reducing and eliminating disparities by enacting change at the hospital level,” said Dr. Walters. “We are fortunate to have a hospital association that is intentional about having a Council on Inclusion and Health Equity.”
The Council promotes equity of care and the elimination of health care disparities. It advocates strategies to help hospitals, health care systems, and other health care organizations develop leaders and staff with a deep understanding of the value of embracing different cultures and who are committed to improving health outcomes in the communities they serve.
“I am looking forward to working with the Council to identify areas in which we can improve and create processes that hospitals and health care systems across Tennessee can implement to reduce and eventually eliminate disparities,” said Dr. Walters. “The end result will help us provide exceptional care for every patient we serve.”
Dr. Walters began her career at Regional One Health as chief resident in internal medicine in 2011. Since then, she has also served as a hospitalist and medical director for post-acute services at the hospital. Today, she is the medical director of ambulatory services and the founder of and primary provider in Regional One Health’s clinic providing care for post-COVID-19 patients.