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VA Western New York Healthcare System

 

VA Recognized as a Leader in LGBT Health Care

Poster of a woman holding the Logo for Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

Veterans Health Care Recognized as a Leader in LGBT Care.

Monday, July 15, 2013

The Human Rights Campaign – the Nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender civil rights organization – held a press conference at the Department of Veterans Affairs on LGBT healthcare equality on Thursday, July 11, 2013.  At the press conference, HRC released the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2013, a report on U.S. hospital compliance with requirements and recommendations for unbiased, welcoming care for LGBT Americans.  This year, 121 of the VA medical centers - nearly 80 percent – voluntarily participated in the HEI.  An impressive 76 percent including VA Western New York Healthcare System were awarded 2013 HEI Equality Leader status, a designation awarded hospitals and clinics that meet foundational criteria for equitable LGBT care. Read more here 

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