UC Health hospitals are recognized for LGBTQ health care equality
UC Health hospitals throughout the state have been recognized as LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2020 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). The HEI benchmarks nationwide health care facilities on policies and practices dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer patients, visitors and employees.
“When a patient, employee or visitor comes to a UC hospital, we want them to know they are seen and respected. We are gratified by this recognition, and we also know that the pursuit of an inclusive, equitable environment requires ongoing commitment and action,” says Dr. Carrie L. Byington, executive vice president of UC Health and an infectious disease expert.