Carolinas HealthCare System

Diversity & Inclusion

At Carolinas HealthCare System, our steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion is a continuing journey. Each day the people of our diverse communities come through our doors expecting and deserving the highest quality healthcare delivered with compassion and care. Our employees, more than 60,000 strong, reflect the diverse population we serve.

Our strategic approach to diversity and inclusion ensures that our efforts are sustainable and allow us to gauge our progress on a continuing basis.

Advisory Councils:

  • The Carolinas HealthCare System Diversity & Inclusion Council
  • The Physician Diversity Advisory Committee
  • The Carolinas HealthCare System Clinical Cultural Competence Council

A message from our CEO:

Michael Tarwater, CEO CHS"Carolinas HealthCare System takes great pride in its diverse work force. The System promotes an environment wherein differences are valued and integrated into our organization's operations. Diversity awareness is a business imperative that is important to our organization and to the community we serve. Diversity encompasses all the ways in which human beings are both similar and different. Carolinas HealthCare System has achieved success by creating a high-performance organization, leveraging the capacity and diversity of our total work force."

Michael Tarwater, CEO
Carolinas HealthCare System

A message from our Chief Human Resources Officer:

Debra Plousha Moore, Senior Vice President, Human Resources CHS"When patients and their family members come to Carolinas HealthCare System, they put their lives in our hands. That's why it's critical they receive the best care possible from caregivers who understand their particular needs, regardless of religion, ethnicity, race, socioeconomic background or disability. We need talented and skilled employees from diverse backgrounds who fully embrace the needs of our patients and their fellow employees.

Having worked in healthcare and higher education for more than 20 years, I've seen firsthand the importance of a diverse workforce with a culture of inclusion and understanding. I'm proud to continue our longstanding commitment to diversity through our many recruiting and educational programs.

It's clear to me that our people make the difference, and it's my passion to keep our people engaged, motivated and on the receiving end of a great employee experience."

Watch a Video on Diversity and Inclusion.

Debra Plousha Moore, Chief Human Resources Officer and Executive Vice President
Carolinas HealthCare System


2013 Premier Diversity Award

Premier Diversity Award CHS

Carolinas HealthCare System received the 2013 Premier Diversity Award, from the Premier healthcare alliance, for its support of minority suppliers in Charlotte communities. The national award is presented to only one of 2,800 Premier member hospitals or health systems. It honors winners for establishing active programs to evaluate and support contracted minority-, women-, veteran-owned, and small business enterprises and for developing procurement strategies aligned with the communities it serves.


Belk Innovation in Diversity Award

Belk Diversity Award CHS

Carolinas HealthCare System received the 2010 Belk Innovation in Diversity Award from the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. The award is presented to an organization that demonstrates a commitment to the promotion and acceptance of diversity and inclusion, and generates measurable results in the programs it employs to establish workplace diversity and inclusion.

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