Affinity Groups

Affinity Groups are voluntary, employee-led groups that serve as a resource for both the members and Prisma Health as a whole. The Diversity Department sponsors several affinity groups. These groups, which were founded by team members, are inclusive and open to all employees.

African American Network – The mission of the African American Network is to support African American employees personally and professionally by encouraging mentoring, coaching and service to the community.

Hispanic Medical Society – The mission of the Hispanic Medical Society is to provide support for Hispanic physicians, employees, medical school students and Hispanics in the greater Upstate community.

Levi S. Kirkland, Sr., MD Society – The mission of Levi S. Kirkland Sr., MD Society is to collaborate with individuals and institutions to facilitate the success of healthcare educators, administrators, and providers as they work to improve the compassionate, innovative, and quality-filled care provided to our minority communities.

LGBT Alliance – The mission of the LGBT Alliance is to promote equality and visibility for gender and sexual minorities at Prisma Health–Upstate.

Prisma Health Veterans Association – The mission of the Veterans Association is to be a voice for veterans by providing awareness and support concerning the needs of veterans and their families.

Prisma Health Young Professionals – The mission of Young Professionals (PHYP) is to improve engagement and retention of young professionals at Prisma Health through leadership development, community involvement and social connection.

Women in Medicine and Science – The Women in Medicine and Science Council exists to support and ensure leadership development and career advancement opportunities for female physicians and faculty. The council increases recognition of their scholarship, education, research, and clinical contributions. We promote equality, work-life balance, and a healthy work environment. Our goal is to increase retention among team members and faculty while foster mentorship and networking among female physicians and faculty members.