Greenville Hospital System – 2012 50 Out Front # 49


Greenville Hospital System

Greenville, SC
10,200 employees
CEO: Michael C. Riordan
CDE: Kinneil Coltman

Diversity mission: As part of its renewed commitment to diversity in all aspects of its operations, Greenville Hospital System University Medical Campus is committed to assuring culturally and linguistically appropriate patient care, developing a workforce that is reflective in both composition and culture of the racial and ethnic makeup of the communities and patients it serves, and a structured program to increase minority and women business enterprises purchasing in a quantifiable manner with quarterly board reporting.

GHS’s commitment to diversity encompasses five areas: People — promoting a culture of inclusion where differences are valued and integrated into all aspects of operations and barriers to equality and inclusion are removed. Community Impact — fostering trusting, lasting relationships with local and regional communities through various educational events and outreach programs, and working to ensure historically underrepresented firms are afforded opportunities to do business with GHS via its supplier diversity program. Language Access — working to ensure it has the capacity to provide professional healthcare interpreting as a means to support equal access to healthcare for individuals who are deaf or have limited English proficiency. Cultural Competence — working to create an organizational culture which provides culturally appropriate healthcare to all patients, including additional education to staff on cross-cultural healthcare and using the diversity department as a consulting resource. Health/Healthcare Disparities — creating awareness and understanding of cultural influences as it relates to the goal of accessible, quality, appropriate, cost-effective healthcare for patients