Jersey City Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital
New Brunswick and Somerset were recognized as
“Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of
the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil
rights organization. This is the fourth consecutive year for Jersey City
Medical Center and the third consecutive year for both RWJUH hospitals
were among a select group of healthcare facilities nationwide to receive
This designation was reported in the 10th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), reflecting on a decade
of progress in LGBTQ healthcare. All three hospitals earned top marks
in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate a
commitment to equitable, inclusive, and compassionate care for LGBTQ patients
and their families, who often face significant challenges in securing
the healthcare they need and deserve.
The honor is given to facilities that meet LGBTQ-inclusive benchmarks from
the HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey
that encourages equal care for the LGBTQ community by evaluating inclusive
policies and practices related to patients, visitors and employees.
We are very proud of Jersey City Medical Center and Robert Wood Johnson
University Hospital New Brunswick and Somerset. As a system, we remain
committed to creating diversity and inclusion policies and practices that
respect the rights of patients, employees, physicians and the communities
we continue to serve.