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HRC names Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami 'Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality'

News release from Jackson Memorial Hospital:

Jackson is one of only 27 healthcare facilities in the U.S. – and the only one in Florida – to be recognized with this distinction

jackson MIAMI, FL – Jackson Health System is one of only 27 healthcare facilities in the United States – and the only one in Florida – to be named a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.”

The Healthcare Equality Index 2011 report, published by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, gave Jackson top marks for its policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families. These policies include patient and employment non-discrimination, visitation and cultural competency training for staff.

“Our mission is to provide a single, high standard of quality care for the residents of Miami-Dade County,” said Carlos A. Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System. “We are proud to be recognized as a ‘Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality’.”

Founded in 1980, HRC is the largest LGBT civil rights organization in the country. Its report this year rates 87 survey respondents that represent 375 facilities nationwide.

For more information on the Healthcare Equality Index 2011, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei.

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