GHS recognized by national diversity magazine

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Greenville Health System (GHS) has once again made a national magazine’s list recognizing employers for a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

GHS made Diversity MBA Magazine’s list of “50 Out Front Places for Women & Diverse Managers to Work” for the fifth consecutive year.

“Receiving this recognition and earning it multiple times does not happen without hard work and intentional efforts by many people within our organization,” said Kinneil Coltman, DHA, GHS’ chief diversity officer.

Diversity MBA Magazine has compiled the list 10 years. The magazine focuses on companies’ recruitment processes and programs, CEO commitment and overall strategic effort to implement accountability for diversity efforts.

GHS and other companies selected for the magazine’s list will be profiled in Diversity MBA Magazine’s August issue. The companies will formally receive their awards at the Diversity MBA’s annual Leadership Conference and Awards Gala in September in Chicago.

“With the changing dynamics of the global population, American companies are investing more and more resources in creating inclusive cultures that are diverse. CEO commitment is at an all-time high, where leaders understand that the employers of choice are providing great places to work,” said Pam McElvane, CEO, Diversity MBA. “Although we recognize it is a journey to create inclusive diverse cultures, we are excited to celebrate the intentional progress these companies are making to ensure that their employees and leaders represent the diversity of the consumers in the marketplace.”

The GHS Diversity Strategic Plan highlights three key areas:

  • The development of a future healthcare workforce that mirrors the diversity of the communities that GHS serves.
  • Ensuring that the future healthcare workforce receives the education necessary to ensure quality outcomes among diverse patient populations in order to prevent healthcare disparities.
  • Improving the understanding and prevention of the persistent health disparities affecting minority communities through high-quality research.

Many of those issues are being addressed through employee training initiatives and the Emerging Leaders program, which creates a diverse pipeline of future leaders at GHS. GHS’ MedEx Academy, the curriculum established for the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville and various research, including that associated with GHS’ participation in the National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) also supports the GHS Diversity Strategic Plan.

 About Greenville Health System
Greenville Health System (GHS) — an academic health system that is the largest not-for-profit healthcare delivery system in South Carolina — is committed to medical excellence through research, patient care and education. GHS offers patients an innovative network of clinical integration, expertise and technologies through its eight medical campuses, tertiary medical center, research and education facilities, community hospitals, physician practices and numerous specialty services throughout the Upstate. The 1,358-bed system is home to 15 medical residency and fellowship programs. GHS is also home to the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, a joint effort of USC and GHS. Visit ghs.org for more information.

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