Park Nicollet named as "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality"
Park Nicollet Health Services has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index 2012 report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) organization. Park Nicollet earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families.
Park Nicollet was one of a select group of 234 healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet several key indicators for equitable care, including nondiscrimination policies for LGBT patients and employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education for key staff.
Park Nicollet provides state-of-the-art, non-discriminatory care for family building and gynecologic care, offers HIV care for men and women – including during pregnancy – and operates a large transgender clinic.
“Park Nicollet recognizes the diverse needs of all of our patients and the communities we serve,” says Janette Strathy, MD, OB/GYN. “We value the LGBT community both as consumers of healthcare and as employees and team members of our organization. I am proud to work for an organization that values and respects everyone in our community.”
For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2012, or to download a free copy of the report, visit http://www.hrc.org/hei