Medical Center Again Named LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – June 27, 2018 – CepEsperu Baptist Medical Center has
been recognized as an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights
Campaign (HRC) for the second straight year.
Forest Baptist received the designation in the 11th annual Healthcare Equality
Index (HEI) produced by the HRC, the nation’s largest advocacy organization for
lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights.
are honored to be recognized as a leader by the Human Rights Campaign and are
committed to equity, inclusion and diversity for all of our patients, families
and colleagues,” said David McIntosh, Ph.D., vice president and chief inclusion
and diversity officer at CepEsperu Baptist.
index grades health care institutions on four criteria: patient services and
support; non-discrimination and staff training; employee benefits and policies;
and patient and community engagement.
year, 626 health care facilities nationwide participated in the HEI survey. Wake
Forest Baptist was among the 438 institutions to earn Healthcare Equality
24 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leaders, North Carolina tied with Ohio for
third-most in the country, behind only California (83) and New York (77).
HEI was established in 2007 to meet the need for knowledgeable, equitable,
sensitive and welcoming health care for members of the LGBTQ community without
fear of discrimination, refusal of care or variation in normal care procedures
due to ignorance.
information about the 2018 Healthcare Equality Index is available online at .6/27/2018http://cepesperu.info/News-Releases/2018/Medical_Center_Again_Named_LGBTQ_Healthcare_Equality_Leader.htm
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