Patient & Visitor Resources

  • Patient Rights
  • Leader in LGBTQ Health Care Equality Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), designated by the Human Rights Campaign is the national lesbian gay bisexual transgender queer (LGBTQ) benchmarking tool that evaluates health care facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors, and employees. In 2022, MUSC was designated as a Top Performer on the Healthcare Equality Index. 
  • #123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign In 2015, American Hospital Association (AHA) launched its #123forEquity pledge campaign. It builds on the efforts of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities — a joint effort of the AHA, American College of Healthcare Executives, Association of American Medical Colleges, Catholic Health Association of the United States, and America’s Essential Hospitals — and asks hospital and health system leaders to begin taking action to accelerate progress in the following areas:
    • Increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity, language preference, and other socio-demographic data
    • Increasing cultural competency training

    • Increasing diversity in leadership and governance

    Hospitals and health systems also can take the pledge and commit to working on efforts within their organization or in the community related to health equity and diversity and inclusion. MUSC Health has joined over 1,400 health care organizations that have taken the pledge.

  • Community Collaboration  During 2016, MUSC Health, Roper, St. Francis, and Trident United Way (TUW) partnered to develop a Community Health Needs Assessment. This report, completed in spring 2016, outlines the breadth and depth of the health issues that impact Berkeley, Charleston, and Dorchester counties.

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