University Hospitals has been recognized as “Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. HRC is the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.
The findings were part of HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index 2014, an annual survey that encourages equal care for LGBT patients and recognizes heath care institutions doing the HRC award recipients include all UH hospitals including: Ahuja Medical Center, Bedford Medical Center, Case Medical Center, Conneaut Medical Center, Elyria Medical Center, Geauga Medical Center, Geneva Medical Center, MacDonald Women’s Hospital, Parma Medical Center, Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, Richmond Medical Center and Seidman Cancer Center.
UH earned top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrates its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families.
“Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality change the lives of LGBT patients and their families for the better each and every day,” said Chad Griffin, HRC president. “LGBT people should be treated equally in all aspects of our lives and HRC celebrates UH for its tireless work to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all patients.”
The Healthcare Equality Index offers health care facilities unique and powerful resources designed to meet the diverse needs of all patients, as well as assistance in complying with new regulatory requirements and access to specialized staff training.
For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2014, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei