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The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Council was formed during the summer of 2019 by Southcoast Health employees and has been meeting monthly ever since. To give structure to Southcoast’s DE&I mission, the DE&I Council has identified five focus areas. Please see below for an outline of these focus area workgroups.


Southcoast Health is committed to embracing and fostering a diverse and welcoming environment for all.

We strive for a culture of health that recognizes, respects, and celebrates the rich diversity of one another and the communities we serve.

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.

Celebrating Women’s History Month

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.

Focus Areas

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