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HCR Home Care Again Named a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

HCR Home Care Again Named a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

 ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 28, 2016 — The Human Rights Campaign Foundation once again has recognized HCR Home Care as a leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) healthcare equality.

The HRC Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, cited HCR in its Healthcare Equality Index, an annual survey that encourages equal care for LGBT Americans and recognizes healthcare institutions doing the best work.

To achieve this honor, HCR Home Care met key criteria for LGBT patient-centered care, including patient and employment non-discrimination policies, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and staff training in LGBT patient-centered care.

“All of us at HCR are extremely proud to once again be named a leader in LGBT healthcare equality,” said HCR Home Care President Elizabeth Zicari. “The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s continual recognition highlights our commitment to equitable and inclusive care for the LGBT community.”

The Healthcare Equality Index is a national LGBT benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBT patients, visitors and employees.
posted on March 28, 2016