Northwestern Memorial HealthCare Highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2014

Northwestern Medicine
News October 16, 2014
Northwestern Memorial HealthCare has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization. 

This is the third consecutive year that the Northwestern Memorial HealthCare system has been recognized in the report, with honors for both Northwestern Memorial and Northwestern Lake Forest Hospitals. Both hospitals were commended for their commitments to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and families who can face challenges in accessing adequate healthcare. The report also recognized the inclusive work environments which offer access to domestic partner benefits and same-sex networking and support groups. 

Only 426 healthcare facilities nationwide were recognized as leaders in the report. Click here for more information.