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Palmetto Health Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Cynthia J. Walters, EdDIn March 2013, the Office of Diversity and inclusion was created to strengthen and sustain a culture of inclusion that aligns with Palmetto Health’s Vision, Behavior Expectations and the Palmetto Health Experience - ONE PERSON. ONE MOMENT. ONE LOVE. Valuing diversity and inclusion creates an environment that allows team members to use their skills, abilities and capabilities to achieve both organization and personal goals. Diversity and inclusion enhances the patient experience and makes the community we serve feel welcomed. When we value each other, everyone accomplishes more and is greater than the sum of the parts.

Palmetto Health is committed to valuing, respecting and making all who experience us feel visible. At Palmetto Health we know that diversity is more than what we see (race/ethnicity, age, gender or disability-primary dimensions); it also includes those cultural traits we cannot see (family status, work experience, religion, socioeconomic status and many others aspects-secondary dimensions).  Valuing all dimensions makes inclusion possible.

For more information or to join a  Diversity and Inclusion Council, Committee or Resource Group please contact:  

Cynthia J. Walters, Ed.D, Corporate Director of Inclusion, 803-296-5086