June 20, 2024 The Newspaper Serving LGBT Los Angeles

Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Receive LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader Designation

Kaiser Permanente’s 15 hospitals recognized by Humans Rights Campaign 

By Susan Payne

This year, Kaiser Permanente’s 15 hospitals in southern California have received the LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader designation from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation in its 2022 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), according to The Los Angeles Blade.

HRC focuses on the equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer individuals and creates impact with its 11 programs and initiatives. 

“Kaiser Permanente has an unwavering commitment to providing equitable, culturally responsive care, and achieving equitable health outcomes for our LGBTQ+ members, patients and families, ,” said Julie Miller-Phipps, president, Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Hawaii, Health Plan and Hospitals. “We will continue to ensure that everywhere we deliver care, all patients feel welcome and are treated with empathy, dignity and respect.”

Kaiser Permanente Southern California medical centers, along with all other Kaiser Permanente hospitals nationwide, received the maximum score in each section of the HEI survey. Each participating Kaiser Permanente hospital completed more than 16,000 hours of LGBTQ+ training.

More than 900 health care facilities participated in the 2022 HEI survey.

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