Diversity in Health Care
The face of South Carolina is changing, and hospitals are on the front line of that change. We must be ready to care for people who speak different languages and hold different cultural values. To do that, we must do a better job of collecting race and ethnicity data, and our workforce, including its leaders, must include people of all backgrounds.
Demographics are changing nationally to such an extent that effective January 1, 2011, Joint Commission surveyors began evaluating compliance with new standards to advance the provision of culturally competent patient-centered care.