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The Southcoast Health Black Lives Matter Coalition

The Black Lives Matter Coalition is an opportunity for Black employees and allies to join a conversation about positive change at Southcoast Health. Learn more.

Education & Mission

Creating the mission and planning for diversity education

Diversity Internet Presence

Creating a dynamic online presence to celebrate year-round activities and promote awareness

Diversity Recognition

Creating awareness through celebration of national diversity months

3Ps (Pronouns, Preferred Names and Policies)

Focusing on Support of the LGBTQ community, employees and patients

Celebrating Our Colleagues

Past Recognition Events

Hispanic American Heritage Month recognizes all those who trace their roots to countries in Central America, South America, Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean. During this time, we celebrate the many contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to the history, culture and achievements of the United States.

Follow Southcoast Health on social media or visit the Hispanic American Heritage Month page as we feature Hispanic American employees and countries each week.

Southcoast Health recognizes and celebrates all of our employees and the Hispanic American community!

Check back throughout the month for featured employee profiles and their unique perspectives about the Hispanic American experience.

Pride Flag Redesign: It's Time Black and Brown People Be Included | them.

Pride Month

As Southcoast Health recognizes Pride Month this June, we invite you to join us in reflecting on the many contributions that members of the LGBTQ community make to our society and our mission as a community healthcare organization… continue reading.

Celebrate Pride Month – South Coast Pride Month Events

Juneteenth – June 19

Juneteenth celebrates the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. At Southcoast Health, we are proud to celebrate and recognize Juneteenth, as well as promote community events that recognize the day.

Day of Portugal – June 10

Southcoast Health is proud to celebrate the Day of Portugal, as well as the great work and valuable contributions of our Portuguese colleagues!

Celebrating “Dia de Portugal” – a letter to our Portuguese Community.

Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Many mental health illnesses are misunderstood and surrounded by stigma. Southcoast Health, in partnership with the DE&I council are focused on ending the negative perceptions that people have toward mental health and mental health illness. The fact is, mental health illnesses are treatable medical conditions just like diabetes or heart disease. They are not weaknesses or character flaws. 

The DE&I council has made it their mission to educate the public, raise awareness about these illnesses, help end the stigma surrounding them, and support our employees and those in our community who live with these conditions.

Mental Health Resources 

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month

Standing in solidarity with our Asian colleagues

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of the cultures, traditions and histories of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.

This year, in particular, in light of recent acts of violence against Asian Americans and an
increase of anti-Asian sentiment related to the pandemic, it is imperative that we voice our
support for all Asian/Pacific Americans and stand against any form of discrimination or
prejudice toward our fellow citizens.

At Southcoast Health, we stand with our Asian American and Pacific Islander colleagues
and condemn in the strongest terms any actions and written or spoken words that are
racist, derogatory or prejudicial.

continue reading letter by Southcoast Health, President & CEO Keith Hovan.

International Transgender Day of Visibility – March 31

Southcoast Health is proud to recognize this day as a day to celebrate everyone living their authentic life; our employees, patients, loved ones, friends, and those within our community and beyond. We see you, we hear you, and we recognize you!

Southcoast has taken steps over the past year to serve the transgender community better and we strive to expand our efforts. Through our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and our Leadership Team, we continue to educate our providers and employees, update our medical records system, and create transition guidelines for employees and managers, so all individuals feel safe and welcome while seeking care.

Southcoast Health recognizes and thanks the many women past, present and future who have contributed and accomplished so much on behalf of the patients we serve.

Your courage and dedication sets an example for all and empowers our region’s only not-for-profit community health system to provide world-class care close to home around the clock, every day.
Click here or on the image to view a video honoring Southcoast’s women employees, providers, and staff.

Celebrating Women’s History Month