Commitment to Diversity

At Prisma Health—Upstate, diversity is more than a program—it is an integral part of who we are. Diversity takes on a strategic significance as we recognize the increasing diversity of the workforce and the patients we serve. We strive to ensure all patients, employees and visitors are treated with respect and feel welcomed within our system.

At Prisma Health, we see many 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
  • Ability to be competitive in a competitive market
  • Better employee retention and morale
  • Improved organizational decision-making through diversity of perspectives

Spence Taylor
“At Prisma Health—Upstate, our vision is to transform healthcare for the benefit of the people and communities we serve. In order to fulfill this vision, we are committed to a workforce and supplier network that is reflective of our communities’ diversity. This positive and inclusive environment allows us to provide compassionate and culturally-sensitive care where patients’ beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and desires are valued.”
—Spence M. Taylor, MD, Prisma Health—Upstate, President

“As part of its renewed commitment to diversity in all aspects of its operations, Prisma Health—Upstate 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 enterprise purchasing in a quantifiable manner with quarterly board reporting.” —Adopted by the GHS Board of Trustees, September 12, 2006

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