Eisenhower named among leading U.S. hospitals for LGBT patients and employees

July 11th, 2013 | by Will Dean | Comments

Eisenhower Medical Center has made the grade.

The hospital, based in Rancho Mirage, was named a healthcare leader for LGBT patients and employees by the Human Rights Campaign. The designation is included on HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey of medical facilities across the U.S.

Eisenhower earned a “yes” in the four leader criteria: patient nondiscrimination, equal visitation, employment nondiscrimination, and training in LGBT patient-centered care.

BLOG -- HRC leader“Eisenhower Medical Center is dedicated to providing the safest and highest level of care possible,” Martin Massiello, Eisenhower Medical Center’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, says in a news release. “To achieve that means providing equal treatment to each and every patient and employee. Being recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality underscores Eisenhower Medical Center’s commitment to not only our patients and staff, but also to the LGBT community in the Coachella Valley.”

Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs and JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio are not on the list of hospitals surveyed.

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