When The People’s Health Clinic in Park City opened in 1999, it provided healthcare and medical services from a mobile van. In 2009, the clinic moved to a permanent location where it continues to serve uninsured residents of Summit and Wasatch Counties. In addition to serving the community at large, under the leadership of CEO Mairi Leining, M.D., The People’s Health Clinic supports women and underrepresented populations.
How People’s Health Clinic Champions Women
Since becoming CEO in March 2022, Mairi Leining, M.D.,implemented several changes in how the organization supports women. One of Leining’s focuses is increasing the number of leadership roles for Utah working women. She hired and promoted women from underrepresented and underserved populations to create diverse mid- and senior leadership and board of directors.
The focus on diversity leadership for women in Utah allowed The People’s Health Clinic to implement other impactful changes, including mentorship programs for women, pay equity, and more. Its mentorship programs for women help many employees complete their GED exam and undergraduate work and apply for professional programs. The organization pairs mid- to upper-level employees or board members with entry-level employees. The Employee Scholarship Fund helps offset the cost of higher education and provides professional development for women who might have otherwise been unable to pursue further education.
Why Supporting Women Is Important to People’s Health Clinic
The mission of The People’s Health Clinic Utah is “Here, we care.” Caring is directed at the clinic’s patients and staff. Recent pay equity efforts have made inroads to correct imbalances. For example, it was discovered that a woman employee with 13 years of service was still being paid near entry-level wages despite being a crucial part of the team. Several inequities like this were rectified thanks to the women serving on the board.
100 Utah Companies Championing Women
Whether serving the community or its employees, The People’s Health Clinic supports women by giving them a voice and ensuring they have equal opportunities to grow and thrive. That’s why it was selected as one of the Inspire InUtah 100 Companies Championing Women. If you’d like to learn about other companies that support women in Utah, follow along on Instagram and LinkedIn.