The MGH recently ranked among the nation's leading hospitals for welcoming lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and employees, according to the 2008 Healthcare Equality Index survey. Sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, the survey establishes a baseline of LGBT best practices at health care institutions across the country. The MGH was the only hospital in Massachusetts to participate in this first-of-its-kind, hospital-specific survey, released May 13.
"The MGH is deeply committed to providing equitable, compassionate and high-quality care to our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients and their families, a level of care that is standard across our diverse patient population," says Peter L. Slavin, MD, president of the MGH. "In the Healthcare Equality Index report, we are proud to be able to highlight our commitment to these high standards of care, as well as our efforts to promote a supportive work environment for all our employees."
For more information about the report, visit http://www.hrc.org/issues/hei.asp or e-mail MGH LGBT Committee coordinators Jackie Slivko, MBA, PMP, MsEd, of Pathology, or Jesse Ehrenfeld, MD, of Anesthesia, at firstname.lastname@example.org.