LGBT Resources for Patients and Employees
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.
Individuals can find more information about LGBT services by reading about the LGBT resources available to our patients.
Employees can visit the LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group for resources and upcoming events and meetings.
Caring for LGBT Patients: A Forum for Clinicians, Staff and Patients
BWH Center for Patients and Families, BWH/BWFH LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group, BWH/BWFH Public Affairs and Nursing and Patient Care Services’ Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee recently hosted a forum to raise awareness about and identify best practices for creating a welcoming environment for our LGBT patients. Watch the inspiring conversation here.
National Coming Out Day 2016 at BWH: View Recording
BWFH and BWH celebrated National Coming Out Day on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The event was hosted by the BWHC LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey delivered the keynote address on LGBT health. The inaugural LGBT leadership awards were given to Carrie Braverman, Kerstin Palm and Harry Reyes Nieva. View a recording of the event here. For more information about the BWHC LGBT & Allies ERG, sign up for email updates and visit this page.
Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital has been recognized as a"Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index 2016 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. BWFH was also recognized in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and continues to earn top marks for our commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face challenges in accessing adequate healthcare.
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 2016, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei.
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