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    CPMC Named 'Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality' by Human Rights Campaign Foundation

    Contact: Amy Weitz, 510-206-1855
    weitza@sutterhealth.org

    CPMC Highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2012

    San Francisco, CA, June 19, 2012 – California Pacific Medical Center, part of the Sutter Health Network, has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index 2012 report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) organization. CPMC earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face challenges in accessing adequate healthcare.

    “At CPMC, we have a proud history of serving San Francisco’s LGBT community,” says CEO Warren Browner, MD, MPH. “For years, we have partnered with local LGBT-community organizations including the San Francisco LGBT Center and the Lyon-Martin Clinic, the country’s first clinic to focus on lesbian and transgender health issues. Additionally, we have fostered a culture of inclusiveness for staff and offer fully paid health benefits for domestic partners and their families.”

    CPMC was one of a select group of 234 healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet several key indicators for equitable care, including non-discrimination policies for LGBT patients and employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education for key staff.

    CPMC was congratulated by HRC Family Project Director Ellen Kahn. “LGBT patients deeply appreciate the welcoming environment provided by a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality. It makes a big difference to know that your local healthcare facility is fully committed to giving you the same care it gives your neighbors and co-workers.”

    For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2012, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei


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