Diversity Statement

Diversity Statement

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we serve. Fostering a diverse workforce benefits both employees and patients by offering an inclusive place to provide and receive care. Men and women from different backgrounds serve in a number of roles in our organization. While we may come from different experiences, we all share the same goal of providing high-quality patient care.

Providing Culturally Competent Care
Our employees receive annual training designed to support and encourage an inclusive environment for healthcare delivery and customer service. Additional resources are available to assist with the delivery of health care, such as translation and technology services and responding to cultural issues for patients and families of different backgrounds.

Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Talent
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to recruiting talented employees with valuable expertise from different races, religions, genders, sexual orientations and other protected classes. We participate in local career fairs and business expos, work with recruiting sources to actively seek diverse applicants, and partner with colleges and schools with significant minority enrollment to identify highly qualified applicants.

Pricing Transparency Policy

Our goal is to provide patients with high-quality care and the best possible hospital experience, from registration through discharge. We know that understanding billing, insurance and medical records may seem overwhelming at times. To make this process more transparent and help patients understand their personal out-of-pocket responsibility, the hospital will make available price quotes in advance of services being provided and in compliance with federal law.*

Steward provides discounts and payment plans to patients who qualify for financial assistance. For information on payment plans and financial assistance, pricing, charges and estimates, please contact 888-554-0228 and email inquiries to [email protected]

The hospital estimate will provide the patient/consumer with the following:

  • The estimated financial responsibility for the procedure/services based on the average charge for the procedure/services.
  • Patients with health insurance will be quoted an estimated amount that will be due to the hospital based on the deductible, co-pay or co-insurance amounts established by their health insurance plan.
  • Patients who do not have health insurance will be quoted an estimated amount that will be due to the hospital that will include an uninsured discount to the estimate. Counselors are also available to discuss with patients their eligibility for certain programs like Medicaid.

Estimates will not include any services related to complications that may occur during the procedure/service. Also, charges for physician fees such as a surgeon, pathologist, anesthesiologist or radiologist will not be included. These charges will be billed separately by the specific provider. Due to these factors, estimates are not exact and cannot be interpreted as a bill or exact cost for services. Instead, this service is offered to help simplify the financial aspect of hospital visits so patients are able to focus on their health care.

*Affordable Care Act, Section 2718(e) of the Public Service Act

Agency for Health Care Administration
Please visit FloridaHealthFinder.gov to search for information on payments made to the facilities for service bundles and procedures.  Please note that the service bundle information is a non-personalized estimate of costs that may be incurred by the patient for anticipated services and that actual costs  will be based on services actually provided to the patient.