STONY BROOK, NY, September 9, 2020 – Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH) and Stony Brook Southampton Hospital (SBSH) have been named Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality for 2020 by the National LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation . Both hospitals received the top score of 100 on a survey encompassing non-discrimination and staff training, patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and patient and community engagement.
Stony Brook Medicine formed an LGBTQ* Committee to address the needs of the LGBTQ* community, including patients, faculty, staff and trainees. Co-chaired by Rose Cardin, MSN, RN, Director Patient Education for Stony Brook University Hospital, Allison Elliscu, MD, FAAP , Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, and Adam Gonzalez, PhD , Director of Behavioral Health at Stony Brook Medicine, the multidisciplinary group includes medical and behavioral health providers and trainees, nurses, students, education specialists, and representatives from Human Resources, Information Technology and hospital Administration. Its mission is to review, address and affirm the specific and unique needs of LGBTQ* individuals, as well as promote respectful and culturally sensitive care to the LGBTQ* community. “I am very proud and […]
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