Yale New Haven Health hospitals named LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to highlight the importance of access to quality health care, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) released its 13th annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), which scores healthcare facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

In its 2020 report released recently, the HRC names Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence + Memorial, Westerly and Yale New Haven hospitals as Healthcare Equality Leaders.

Organizations designated as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality are recognized for implementing LGBTQ-inclusive policies and practices in four areas: patient-centered care, patient services and support, fully inclusive employee benefits and policies, and patient and community engagement.