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RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Named Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

03/31/2017

LGBTQ in Healthcare Equality 2017

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.

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.

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