July 11, 2013
Today the Human Rights Campaign announced the “2013 Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality”. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation Health & Aging Program (HAP) officially administered the index and came up with four core criteria. The HRC staff closely monitored the patient non-discrimination policies, equal visitation policies, employment non-discrimination policies, and training in LGBT patient-centered care.
The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) asked 44 questions about best practices in LGBT patient-centered care, nearly double the number of questions posed in the HEI 2012. The HEI 2013 report shows the core four responses of 718 healthcare facilities in the United States. Idaho, New Hampshire, North Dakota, and South Dakota were the only states to have no equality leader.
Here is a list of the facilities that made the equality index in our area of Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia:
Christiana Care Health System (3 facilities)
District of Columbia
MedStar National Rehabilitation Network
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
MedStar Georgetown Medical Center
Specialty Hospital of Washington – Hadley
VA Washington DC Medical Center
Chase Brexton Health Services
Johns Hopkins Hospital
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
VA Baltimore Medical Center – Maryland Health Care System
Bon Secours Health System Inc. (14 facilites)
Northwest Hospital Center
Adventist HealthCare Inc. (2 facilities)
VA Hampton Medical Center
VA Hunter Holmes McGuire Medical Center
VA Salem Medical Center
View the full HRC LGBT Healthcare Equality Index.
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