Four Penn Medicine Hospitals Named Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality


Ever wonder where you’d go if you came down with a sudden case of the ills?

Four hospitals in the Penn Medicine network—Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and Chester County Hospital—were named 2014 Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

According to a press release, the network of local health centers was chosen based on an annual survey that ranked them high in their efforts to provide equal care for LGBT patients. Each hospital met a list of criteria laid out by the HRC, including adopting patient and employee non-discrimination policies that include sexual orientation and gender identity, providing equal visitation rights for same-sex partners, and providing LGBT health education for over 60 high-level staff members.

In fact, Penn Medicine is the first academic medical center in the Northeast to “launch a program across multiple professional schools and affiliated hospitals to improve the health of LGBT individuals.”