National survey gives some Philly hospitals high marks in LGBTQ equality

Hadas Kuznits
August 24, 2019 - 2:22 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A national survey gave some of Philadelphia’s finest hospitals some strong grades for not only their policies but the treatment of members of the LGBTQ community.

 The Human Rights Campaign released its 2019 Healthcare Equality Index, an "annual benchmarking survey of health care facilities, primarily hospitals, and how they are doing on LGBTQ policies and practices," said survey author Tari Hanneman.

"Philadelphia as a city had 10 participants and of those, four of those were top performers with a top score of 80-95, and then five of them were leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality," said Hanneman, who is also the director of the health and aging program for the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

In fact, she said this year, the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was featured on the cover of their report.

"Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has been a leader for a number of years,” she said. “They gave a great youth gender clinic there. Also in Philadelphia, Temple and Einstein were leaders as well, as well as the Penn Student Health Service."