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Dignity Health Glendale Recognized as LGBTQ+ Equality Leader

In celebration of Pride Month, Dignity Health – Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center has been recognized as an LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index.

“We are deeply honored to receive this award during Pride Month, a time when we celebrate diversity and reaffirm our commitment to inclusivity. As a mission-driven organization committed to health equity, we prioritize providing everyone with a welcoming and safe environment to receive quality care,” hospital President Jill Welton said in a statement. “This recognition from HEI is a testament to the dedication of our compassionate care teams, who are committed to helping make sure that our LGBTQ+ patients feel welcome, heard, and safe in our care sites every day.”

The HEI is a benchmarking survey of health care facilities on policies and practices for equitable treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees. The index evaluates and scores on detailed criteria falling under five central pillars: non-discrimination and staff training; patient services and support; employee benefits and policies; patient and community engagement, and responsible citizenship.

In the 2024 report, 1,065 health care facilities participated in the survey. Of those, 384 received the top score of 100, earning the “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation.

Dignity Health – Glendale underwent a comprehensive review of LGBTQ+ care policies and practices as part of the HEI process.

Founded in 1926, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is a 334-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital. It offers services including an award-winning heart center and stroke program, Center of Excellence for Colorectal Surgery, Robotic Surgery and Joint Replacement.

For more information about the hospital’s commitment to LGBTQ+ care, visit dignityhealth.org/glendalememorial.

First published in the June 22 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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