It is the policy of Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital to treat all patients and not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, alienage, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or disability.
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital have been recognized as "Leaders 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. Both hospitals earned top marks for their commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face challenges in accessing adequate healthcare.
BWH and BWFH were one of a select group of 234 healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in Healthcare Equity. Facilities awarded this title meet several key indicators for equitable care, including nondiscrimination policies for LGBT patients and employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education for staff.
For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2012, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei