San Francisco’s CPMC Hospital Named Leader in LGBT Equality
July 1, 2011

San Francisco – California Pacific Medical Center – part of the Sutter Health network – achieved a perfect score for its non-discrimination policies in creating a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients. The results are announced in the 2011 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), an annual survey by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

The HEI 2011 reports on the voluntary participation of a record 87 survey respondents, representing 375 facilities nationwide. The facilities are judged on four criteria: patient non-discrimination, visitation, cultural competency training, and employment non-discrimination. The goal is to identify hospitals or medical centers that have adopted policies to protect their patients, and employees, from discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity.