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Five Banner Health hospitals earn LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer designation

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Five Banner hospitals have earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

Banner Health hospitals that earned the Top Performer designation include:

• Banner Behavioral Health Hospital

• Banner Desert Medical Center

• Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix

• Banner – University Medical Center South• Banner – University Medical Center Tucson“Banner Health is extremely pleased to have achieved “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer” designation at five of its hospitals; more so, we are proud of our health care teams who work to ensure an inclusive environment for all within their hospital walls,” said Jackie Hunter, DC, MHA, sr. director of diversity/inclusion and talent pipeline at Banner Health.The HEI 2020 evaluated more than 1,700 healthcare facilities nationwide and a record 765 health care facilities actively participated in the survey. Of those included in the HEI, 193 facilities earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Top Performer” designation scoring from 80 to 95 points. A total of 495 facilities earned HRC’s “ LGBTQ Health […]

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