First published in the April 2 print issue of the Glendale News Press.
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center was recently recognized as an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader by the Human Rights Campaign, which is the country’s largest LGBTQ+ organization.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign,” said Jill Welton, president at Glendale Memorial Hospital. “We are deeply committed to equity and inclusion in order to provide everyone with a welcoming and safe environment to receive care.”
The Healthcare Equality Index evaluates and scores healthcare facilities on criteria falling under four central pillars: foundational policies and training in LGBTQ+ patient-centered care; LGBTQ+ patient services and support; employee benefits and policies and patient and community engagement.
Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center, founded in 1926, is a 334-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital, which offers a full complement of services, including a heart center, the colorectal surgery institute and a gastrointestinal program.