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Diversity and Inclusion

“DiversityRoper St. Francis Healthcare is proud to create an environment of diversity and inclusion, because we believe that a culture made up of varied people and ideas helps us to achieve our mission of: Healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence.  

We believe every patient is a unique individual with needs, hopes and expectations about his/her healthcare. We celebrate the diversity our teammates bring to our workplace. That is why we strive to develop an atmosphere that values each person’s cultural, spiritual and emotional needs.

Commitment to Our Teammates and Patients
We recognize that different perspectives are not just a strength, but that they play an essential role in our ability to grow. Roper St. Francis Healthcare is committed to promoting a culture of inclusion, where differences are respected and barriers to equality and inclusion are removed. 

Language Access
The vibrancy and opportunity of the Charleston area is attracting new residents from all over the world. As the demographics of our patient population change, we are offering more healthcare interpreting options, such as TransPerfect, as a means to support equal access to care for people with hearing loss or who have limited English proficiency.

Cultural Competence
Along with different languages, our diversifying patient population also brings unique cultural beliefs, values and expectations regarding healthcare. With our continued focus on patient safety, we are creating an organizational environment which provides culturally appropriate care to all patients. 

The Roper St. Francis Healthcare Diversity and Inclusion Council 
The Diversity and Inclusion Council is a diverse group of teammates from across the system selected by senior leaders who are committed to:
  • Supporting an organizational workforce and culture that is inclusive and respectful of the various backgrounds and cultures that are reflected in our patients, workforce and the community.
  • Embracing and leveraging different perspectives, talents, knowledge and experience to accomplish Roper St. Francis Healthcare’s goals and objectives.
  • Identifying, recommending and promoting inclusive diversity strategies that support fairness, equality and the achievement of our mission: Healing all people with compassion, faith and excellence.
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