NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital Earns "Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality" Designation in HRC Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index

Nationwide, only 408 healthcare providers earned the "LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader" designation

Sep 19, 2019

Brooklyn, New York

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital has announced its second consecutive “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights organization. The designation is the highest level awarded by the HRC and was reported in the 12th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), reflecting on more than a decade of progress in LGBTQ healthcare.

The 12th edition of the HEI assesses participants on four criteria: Non-Discrimination and Staff Training, Patient Services and Support, Employee Benefits and Policies, and Patient and Community Engagement. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital received the maximum score in each section and earned a total score of 100, earning the status of 2019 “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader.”

A record 680 health care facilities actively participated in the HEI 2019 survey, with HRC Foundation proactively researching key policies at 1000 additional non-participating hospitals. Of those included, 408 facilities earned an “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation.

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the education arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital has been providing outstanding medical care to the surrounding communities for over 135 years. Located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, the 591-bed teaching hospital, in collaboration with Weill Cornell Medicine, provides specialized services in advanced and minimally invasive surgery, neurosciences, orthopedics, digestive and liver disorders, and cancer and cardiac care. The Hospital’s Emergency Department provides separate areas for adult and pediatric patients, as well as a separate women-only area. More than 5,000 babies are delivered annually in the Hospital’s Department of Maternal Child Health. The Hospital houses Centers of Excellence for bariatric surgery and breast imaging, a cancer program accredited by the Commission on Cancer, and a New York State-designated stroke center. NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network. For more information or to find a physician, please call 718-499-2273 or visit nyp.org/brooklyn.

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