Message from UWH of NC and Lyndhurst OB/GYN

UWH of North Carolina and Lyndhurst OB/GYN recognize that as providers of womens 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 womens health crisis that yields devastating effects. The legacy of discrimination in our country contributes to ongoing disparities in health and healthcare that harmand 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 Lyndhurst OB/GYN 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.