The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Employees and Supporters seeks to create a welcoming and affirming environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) employees, patients, families, and friends.
Healthcare Equity Index
For the first time, all six Johns Hopkins Medicine hospitals have received the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) designation of Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality, according to the Human Rights Campaign, the nation's largest civil rights organization.
Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Sibley Memorial Hospital and Suburban Hospital were each recognized for implementing four core HEI requirements:
- fully inclusive patient nondiscrimination policies
- equal patient visitation policies for LGBT patients and families
- fully inclusive employee nondiscrimination policies
- training in LGBT patient-centered care for certain staff members.
The Veterans ERG will launch November 2017.