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At Greenville Health System (GHS), we define diversity as “any collective mixture characterized by similarities and differences.” Diversity takes on a strategic significance as we recognize the increasing diversity of the workforce and the patients we serve.

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Benefits of embracing diversity:

  • Enhanced patient outcomes through more effective healthcare delivery design
  • Better preparedness to care for increasingly diverse patient population
  • Increased ability to attract and retain the best employees
  • Be competitive in a competitive market
  • Better employee retention and morale
  • Improved organizational decision-making through diversity of perspectives
  • Heightened trust with the community
  • Enhanced patient outcomes through more effective healthcare delivery design
  • Increased alignment with regulatory standards

“As part of its renewed commitment to diversity in all aspects of its operations, Greenville Health 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.” – Adopted by the GHS Board of Trustees – September 12, 2006