SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. – Two Central Coast hospitals have received special recognition from the Human Rights Campaign.
Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton have earned the designation of “LGBTQ+ Health Care Equality Leader.” They’ve put in the time to train in LGBTQ patient centered care.
“It’s really important that everybody be recognized for who they are and just be treated as human beings,” said Doug Huemann, Gay and Lesbian Alliance (GALA) Pride and Diversity Center President. Huemann helped both local Tenet hospitals receive the training to become an affirming health care organization.
Sierra Vista Chief Nursing Officer Art Dominguez is part of the group that makes sure that training continues any time health care providers have questions.
“They want to make sure they’re not saying the wrong thing or if they make a mistake what do they do if they make a mistake?” Dominguez said. “And it really is just apologizing for the mistake that was made and making sure that we do our best to not make that mistake intentionally again.”
Dominguez also has the title of Transgender Patient Navigator for Sierra Vista and Twin Cities hospitals. He says the transgender community […]
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