Juana Spears Slade is chief diversity officer and director of language services with AnMed Health, South Carolina’s largest private, not-for-profit health system and one of the first acute care health systems in the State to dedicate full-time resources to strategic diversity management. Under her leadership AnMed Health has developed a comprehensive, integrated diversity network in support of the organization’s increasingly diverse patient population and workforce. AnMed Health’s transformative work in cultural and linguistic competence has been recognized by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the South Carolina Hospital Association; the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce; and the Institute for Diversity in Health Management (IFD), an affiliate of the American Hospital Association. In July 2015, AnMed Health was named a finalist for the AHA’s Equity of Care Award for its efforts to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity and inclusion among the organization’s leadership and staff. Juana is the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Calder D. Ehrmann Outstanding Individual Diversity Leadership Award issued by The Riley Institute of Furman University (Greenville, SC). And in June 2016, she received the inaugural Fred D. Hobby Diversity Ambassadors Award from the Institute for Diversity in Health Management of the American Hospital Association.