We aim to be culturally competent, understanding and respecting the needs of patients from different races, religions, ethnicities and lifestyles. We meet the needs of non-English and limited-English speaking patients through around-the-clock interpretation services. Spanish-speaking patients can rely on a team of onsite interpreters from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday. We offer both onsite interpreters and a two-way video conferencing system that provides 24-hour access to certified American Sign Language interpreters for communication with the deaf or hard-of-hearing.
AnMed is committed to reducing health disparities in care to patients from vulnerable and underserved communities. AnMed looks to the experts when it comes to meeting the diverse needs of our patients. We model our guidelines on the federal government’s National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services.
AnMed is actively engaged in the work Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, an affiliate of the American Hospital Association.
Our diversity and language services department has been recognized by:
- The Disparities Solution Center of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston
- The Riley Institute at Furman University
- The South Carolina Chamber of Commerce
- American Hospital Association
- SC Hospital Association