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June is Pride Month, which is celebrated at Southcoast Health with many special events and feature stories. Please join us each year as we honor the accomplishments, dignity, and equality of our LGBTQIA+ employees, patients, and community members.

Faces of Pride

Pride Month 2023 Events

Pride Month Virtual Panel Event

On Tuesday, June 28, Southcoast Health hosted a virtual Pride Panel event, featuring experts and clinicians specializing in care to LGBTQIA+ patients. Topics included Southcoast Health’s Welcoming & Knowledgeable journey and the relevance of our health equity initiatives to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.

Additional Pride Month celebrations included:

Southcoast Health is doing More to mark this year’s annual Pride Month celebration.

Here at Southcoast, we are proud to support, celebrate, and uplift the voices of our LGBTQIA+ employees, patients, and community. We do this every day through our provision of gender-affirming care, efforts to foster a culture of belonging, and our education of both clinical and non-clinical Southcoast employees.

This year, we are also celebrating several significant milestones to support LGBTQIA+ employees and patients including:

  • A successful first year of our More Pride Southcoast Employee Resource Group (ERG)
    Established to create a community of Southcoast Health’s LGBTQ+ employees, family members, friends and allies, this ERG offers opportunities to connect, provide support to each other, and increase awareness of our LGBTQ+ community within Southcoast Health. This 20+ member strong ERG has lots of great work ahead!
  • A successful launch of our Welcoming and Knowledgeable Project
    Designed to advance health equity, reduce healthcare disparities, to improve the care experience for our LGBTQIA+ patients. A major component of this project was including opportunities for patients to share their sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) information within Southcoast’s electronic health record, including through MyChart. Since the launch of this initiative, over 50,000 patients have responded to at least one SOGI question, and over 30,000 have reported their sexual orientation.
  • LGBTQIA+ 101 training for all Southcoast Health employees
    This training focuses on cultural competency during our Annual Mandatory Training and at new hire orientation.
  • The creation of our Transitioning Resource Guide
    This resource outlines practical considerations for transgender and nonbinary employees who are transitioning at work.

Watch our Pride Panel Event which took place on June 28, 2022 featuring the insight and experiences of several Southcoast LGBTQ colleagues.

Happy Pride! Stay safe and enjoy!

Celebrating Our Colleagues

Southcoast Health actively supports and embraces a welcoming and inclusive environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. Please click on the photos below and visit Faces of Southcoast for their stories.

For more information please visit Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Southcoast Health | Southcoast Health