Hospitals Earn Top Honors for Inclusiveness
Madison, Wisconsin - University Hospital and American Family Children’s Hospital have been recognized as Leaders in LGBT Health Care Quality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization.
"UW Health believes in everyone’s right to health care. We are honored to be recognized for our efforts to be inclusive for all patients, families, visitors and employees," said Dr. Jeffrey Grossman, UW Health interim chief executive officer.
The designations come following the HRC Foundation’s annual survey that encourages equal care for LGBT Americans by evaluating inclusive policies and practices related to LGBT patients, visitors and employees. University Hospital and American Family Children’s Hospital earned top marks for non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate a commitment to equitable and inclusive care.
University Hospital and American Family Children’s Hospital are among a select group of 496 health care facilities in the U.S. to be named Leaders in LGBT Health Care Equality.
"Despite all the progress we’ve made, far too many LGBT people still lack inclusive and affirming health care," said Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign.
"Leaders in LGBT Health Care Equality are helping to change that and in the process are making the lives of LGBT patients and their families better each and every day. HRC celebrates University Hospital and American Family Children’s Hospital for their work to create inclusive and welcoming environments for all patients and families."
Date Published: 03/24/2016