Group Health Named LGBT Leader Sixth Year in a Row

For the sixth consecutive year, Group Health Medical Centers clinics have been recognized for their inclusion in the Healthcare Equity Index 2014 report for policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families. Group Health’s Central Hospital, Olympia, Northgate and Riverfront Medical Center clinics were recognized as leaders in the report; all other Group Health Medical Centers clinics received an LGBT-inclusive designation. The four clinics are among 426 health care facilities nationwide recognized in the report, published by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. The four criteria measured in the index are patient non-discrimination policies, equal visitation policies, employment non-discrimination policies and training in LGBT-patient centered care.