Chatham Hospital Recognized As Honoree In 2020 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care (EOC) Award

Chatham Hospital is one of three hospitals nationwide to recognized by the American Hospital Association as part of the 2020 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care (EOC) Award.

August 26, 2020

Chatham Hospital in Siler City is being honored for the staff’s commitment, initiative and creativity in making equitable health outcomes central to their work.

Chatham Hospital is one of three hospitals nationwide that were recognized by the American Hospital Association as part of the 2020 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care (EOC) Award. The award from the American Hospital Association recognizes hospitals and health systems for their efforts to reduce health care inequities and advance diversity and inclusion. Cone Health was the 2020 award winner, while Chatham Hospital and Henry Ford Health System were recognized as honorees. 

Here’s what the AHA said about Chatham Hospital:

Chatham Hospital – Siler City, N.C.

Chatham Hospital shows that committed hospitals can lead the way in health equity regardless of their size. Chatham is a critical access hospital and a member of the University of North Carolina Health System. Employees receive training in communication, cultural competency and unconscious bias. In addition, REaL data and information on gender preference, age, payor source and support-at-home helps pinpoint disparities and guide the care of non-native English speakers.

Chatham also sponsors mentoring programs in partnership with community leaders. One program recruits students to learn medical terminology and enhance language skills, with the aim of securing future applicants to provide interpreter services. Chatham partners with county and nonprofit service providers, offers a free food pantry and works with local law enforcement to curb misuse of prescribed opioids and implement alternatives to pain management.

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