Mayo Clinic announces it is one of 42 companies that scored a perfect 100 on the inaugural Disability Equality Index (DEI).

The Disability Equality Index—a joint project by the US Business Leadership Network and the American Association of People With Disabilities—is a tool to assess businesses regarding their overall disability inclusion policies and practices.

In a survey of Fortune 1,000 companies, DEI points are awarded in four categories: culture and leadership, enterprise-wide access, employment practices, and community engagement and support services.

Mayo Clinic is also featured on the 2016 DEI Best Places to Work list, notes a media release from Mayo Clinic.

“It is an honor for Mayo Clinic to be recognized among the leaders in disability-inclusion practices,” says Sharonne Hayes, MD, a Mayo Clinic cardiologist and director of Mayo’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, in the release. “Mayo prides itself on bringing healing, hope, and inclusiveness for not just our patients, but our employees as well.”

[Source(s): Mayo Clinic, Newswise]