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Sponsored by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Council and the Diversity Recognition Work Group

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

Hispanic American Heritage Month (September 15 – October 15) recognizes all those who trace their roots to countries in Central America, South America as well as Spain, Mexico, and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean. During the month, the contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to the history, culture and achievements of the United States are celebrated.

The observance began in 1968 when Congress authorized the president to issue an annual proclamation designating National Hispanic Heritage Week. Just two decades later, lawmakers expanded it to a monthlong celebration. 

The Southcoast Health celebration features beautiful posters sharing the flags of the countries, lots of internal and external promotion, including social media and online. Most importantly, the month will include a celebration of our Southcoast Health Hispanic colleagues as they share their personal stories and professional contributions to Southcoast Health and the communities that we serve.

Follow Southcoast Health on social media as we feature Hispanic American employees and countries each week.


Learn more about Southcoast Health’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Council and our committment to embracing and fostering a diverse and welcoming environment for all.

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