Lee Health has been serving Lee County for 100 years. Starting at a time when segregation was still prevalent, Lee Health has transformed into an organization that effectively serves a diverse community. As one of the Top 10 largest healthcare systems in the nation and one of the largest employers in Lee County, Lee Health serves as a leader in diversity, providing a model for other large Southwest Florida organizations and for the healthcare industry. In 2003, Lee Health established its diversity department, DiverseLee. The program puts diversity and inclusion into practice as the Southwest Florida nonprofit healthcare system serves a diverse community by being culturally responsive to their health needs, hiring the best employees from diverse backgrounds, showing its commitment through various initiatives, and creating programs and trainings that better equip employees to care for a diverse community.