Letter from UHW of NC

UWH of North Carolina and Central Carolina ObGyn recognize that as providers of
women’s healthcare services we have a responsibility to provide excellent quality care
for all of our patients. We also have a responsibility to condemn racism and
discrimination in any form, including in systems such as law enforcement and health
care.

We echo the voices asking for justice for Breonna Taylor, a Black woman and EMT in
Louisville who was shot and killed in her own home by law enforcement, and George
Floyd, an unarmed Black man killed by law enforcement in Minneapolis.

As a healthcare organization, we consider institutional racism a public health and
women’s health crisis that yields devastating effects. The legacy of discrimination in our
country contributes to ongoing disparities in health and healthcare that harm—and
prematurely end-—the lives of Black women and other women of color. The traumatic
effects of this are devastating for individuals, families, and their communities.

We will work alongside our colleagues in women’s health to engage in conversations
and actions needed to bring about much-needed change and equity. UWH of North
Carolina and Central Carolina ObGyn are committed to delivering the best care to our
patients and their families.  We support the recent statement of solidarity from
the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Statement on Racism from
the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Sincerely,

Your UWH of NC Clinical Governance Board