Hospital awarded LGBTQ equality distinction

This week, Sutter Amador Hospital in Jackson was recognized as a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which is the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization.

According to a press release, the survey is conducted annually by the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) and “recognizes facilities that meet key criteria, including foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care, LGBTQ patient services and support, employee benefits and policies and LGBTQ patient and community engagement.”

Sutter Amador Hospital was the “only hospital in the area” recognized for its high scores and for implementing “policies and practices that are dedicated to the equitable treatment and inclusion of patients, visitors and employees.”

“Providing a welcoming, supportive environment for every one of our patients, employees and physicians is at the heart of everything we do,” said Anne Platt, CEO of Sutter Amador Hospital in the release. “It’s a great honor to receive this recognition that shows our steadfast commitment to continually enhance our care for the LGBTQ community.”

Among the select group of health care facilities nationwide that received this distinction are 20 additional Sutter Health affiliates.

For more information about the HEI, visit hrc.org/hei.

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