Carolinas HealthCare System promotes an environment where differences are valued and integrated into our patient care, community outreach and our workforce.

Community Benefit

Each year, Carolinas HealthCare System invests in community benefit initiatives that enhance the quality of medical care and quality of life in our communities. This includes the total cost of providing financial assistance to uninsured and underinsured patients; subsidizing Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements; and financing other services that address important needs. Also included are community benefit such as research, education, community health improvements, community building initiatives, behavioral health services and community health clinics. Learn about our Community Benefit.

Supplier Diversity

The diversity procurement team at Carolinas HealthCare System seeks out opportunities to partner with local minority- and women-owned businesses for goods and services needed by the organization. This provides greater economic health and opportunity for small and growing businesses. For its efforts, Carolinas HealthCare System was awarded the 2013 Premier Member Diversity Award for supplier diversity efforts.

To recommend a minority- or woman-owned business that would be an excellent supplier for Carolinas HealthCare System or for more information about the Supplier Diversity Program, call 704-512-7772.

Physician Mentoring

Through an experiential learning program, high school students are connected with physicians and other healthcare providers to enhance student awareness of their career potential. Since 2009, more than 100 students have completed the program. Students from populations underrepresented in the health professions are encouraged to participate.

Community Partnerships

Carolinas HealthCare System maintains a number of recruiting, outreach and networking partnerships with organizations advancing diversity and inclusion in our region, including:

  • Charlotte Chamber of Commerce
  • Latin American Chamber of Commerce of Charlotte
  • Charlotte Mecklenburg Black Chamber of Commerce
  • Urban League of the Carolinas
  • Charlotte Area Fund
  • Charlotte Bridge Home
  • Charlotte Rescue Mission
  • Charlotte WORKS
  • Dress for Success
  • Bennett College
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont

One Charlotte

During times of tragedy and social conflict, Carolinas HealthCare System supports the communities we serve. In Autumn 2016, CHS partnered with Bank of America and Novant Health to create One Charlotte. The group is an initiative committed to starting conversations about critical needs in the community. Bringing together people from across Charlotte, it facilitates conversations about investing in neighborhoods in need, improving the criminal justice system, and removing barriers to education, employment and healthcare. Carolinas HealthCare System will continue to work with One Charlotte and other non-profit organizations to improve our communities.

Health Information

Information about health and wellness – sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System – is published in diverse community media. Carolinas HealthCare System is also accessible on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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