Wednesday, May 13, 2009
How Do Hospitals Treat Same Sex Couples?
"The Healthcare Equality Index 2009 (released May 2009) rates 166 U.S. healthcare facilities on their policies and practices related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The HEI focuses on five main policy criteria: patient non-discrimination, visitation, decision making, cultural competency training and employment policies and benefits. In the Healthcare Equality Index 2009 10 facilities reported LGBT-inclusive policies and practices for every one of the 10 HEI rated criteria." (HRC Press Release)