Diversity & Inclusion
Celebrating Our Communities
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System understands and celebrates the diversity of the communities we serve. We recognize and honor each patient and visitor’s unique culture, faith and lifestyle, treating them with respect and compassion to provide the best possible care in a welcoming environment. We realize that by providing culturally appropriate care, we can enhance patient outcomes and create a setting that fosters mutual respect and trust.
We understand that patients who seek care in our facilities have many rights, and we are committed to protecting and promoting those rights, including the right to quality health care regardless of race, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, national origin, or ability to pay. Learn more about patient rights and responsibilities.
Communication is essential in providing quality care for our patients. We offer a range of services to accommodate the individual needs of our patients. We provide interpretation services 24 hours a day at no cost to our patients. Interpreter services are offered in-person, by telephone or by remote video link. Learn more and contact Language Services.
We appreciate that our patients come from all walks-of-life and have a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. Our chaplains are committed to caring for the spiritual needs of patients, families and staff based on individual values, beliefs and religious affiliation. Learn more and contact Chaplain Services.
Diversity & Inclusion Leadership Council and Subcommittees
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System’s Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Council is dedicated to cultivating an environment where our patients’ unique cultures, faiths and lifestyles are honored and respected. The council is comprised of four subcommittees that provide guidance and recommendations for diversity and inclusion strategies.
Cultural Diversity Education Subcommittee
The Cultural Diversity Education Subcommittee provides cultural awareness and education for associates of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. The goal of the subcommittee is to foster a greater awareness of the benefits of diversity and a culture of respect through education.
The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Subcommittee
The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services are designed to advance health equity, improve quality and help eliminate health care disparities. The subcommittee works to improve understanding and disseminate information regarding the National CLAS Standards across the healthcare system.
Clinical Disparity Subcommittee
The Clinical Disparity Subcommittee uses data to identify differences in treatment, access, outcomes and other variables. When identified, the subcommittee researches factors that contribute to imbalances and makes recommendations to improve care.
LGBTQIA+ Equality Subcommittee
The LGBTQIA+ Subcommittee works to educate the associates of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System regarding the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community. Understanding that the LGBTQIA+ community has been historically underserved and has unique needs, the subcommittee strives to enhance patient care and bridge healthcare disparities. The subcommittee aims to assist SRHS in providing comprehensive, compassionate care regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
Community Health Improvement
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System is committed to improving community health outcomes in the Upstate. We are an active and engaged partner in many local initiatives addressing targeted health issues through collaboration, communication, and collective goals.
Spartanburg Community Indicators Project (SCIP)
Spartanburg's Community Indicators Project tracks data for a variety of social, economic, educational and health indicators. SCIP's report, The Status of Public Health in Spartanburg County, includes indicators that reflect the state of public health in our county. This report serves as Spartanburg's community health needs assessment. Multi-sector partners, including Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and the health department, provide data to SCIP to ensure the report is comprehensive.
Road to Better Health Coalition
Established in 2009, the Road to Better Health Coalition engages more than 40 cross-sector partners to identify health priorities for Spartanburg County and initiate strategies to improve health outcomes. Measurable goals are established for each priority area, and collectively, these goals serve as Spartanburg's community health improvement plan. The current priority areas are access to care, adult oral health, behavioral health, birth outcomes, health equity, obesity prevention and tobacco cessation.
Way to Wellville
Spartanburg is one of five communities in the nation chosen to participate in the Way to Wellville challenge. An initiative whose focus is to develop new and innovative solutions to amplify and accelerate community health in the next ten years.
One Spartanburg is a comprehensive effort to raise levels of prosperity in Spartanburg County.
123 Equity Pledge
The America Hospital Association launched the 123 Equity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities to ensure every person has access to high-quality, equitable and safe care. Healthcare systems and hospitals pledge to accelerate progress on efforts within their organizations to improve health equity and diversity and inclusion.