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17 Sutter Health Plus Network Facilities Honored as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 in Network, Quality

Seventeen facilities within the not-for-profit Sutter Health Plus network were honored as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. This recognition celebrates our commitment to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for the members we serve.

The annual survey, conducted by Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), recognizes facilities that meet key criteria, including foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care, LGBTQ patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and LGBTQ patient and community engagement. The 17 Sutter Health Plus network facilities earning a spot on the 2017 HEI Index include:

Greater San Francisco Bay Area

 Greater Sacramento and Central Valley Area

The Sutter Health Plus network facilities recognized join a select group of health care facilities nationwide named as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality. A record 590 healthcare facilities actively participated in the HEI 2017 survey. In addition, the HRC Foundation proactively researched key policies at more than 900 non-participating hospitals. Of all those included in the HEI, 302 earned a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” designation.

For more information about the HEI, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei.