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Nearly 500 institutions recognized as leaders in LGBTQ health care equality

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Nearly 500 institutions recognized as leaders in LGBTQ health care equality

The Human Rights Campaign has named 495 U.S. health care institutions as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality,” meaning they encourage “equitable and inclusive care for LGBTQ patients and their families,” according to the organization.

The organization said this is the 13th year that facilities have been scored on foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care : patient services and support; employee policies and benefits, including transgender inclusive health care benefits; and patient and community engagement. The maximum score that an institution can receive is 100. Seven hospitals within the Mount Sinai Health System are among those that received a perfect score and the accompanying honor, the health system said in a press release.

Healio Primary Care spoke with David Reich, MD, the president and chief operating officer at The Mount Sinai Hospital, to learn more about how the health system earned its designation. Q: What is Mount Sinai doing differently than other institutions to improve care for LGBTQ patients and employees?

A: We have been a leader for many years for patients in the LGBTQ population due to the establishment of the Institute for Advanced Medicine at Mount Sinai. This comprehensive service line was created from remnants of the former St. […]

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