Jun 10, 2022 Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Named Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality for Sixth Year

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) has been recognized and re-designated as “Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. CBMC has held this designation since 2016. The distinguished honor of being selected as “Healthcare Equality Leaders” was based on the HRC Foundation’s annual Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), the nation’s leading benchmarking assessment of healthcare facilities identifying healthcare institutions that are leaders in efforts to offer equitable care to LGBTQ+ patients by evaluating inclusive policies and practices related to LGBTQ patients, visitors, and employees. The HEI evaluates and scores healthcare facilities on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

  • Foundational Policies and Training in LGBTQ+ Patient-Centered Care
  • LGBTQ+ Patient Services and Support
  • Employee Benefits and Policies
  • Patient and Community Engagement

In the 2022 report, only 496 facilities in the country earned HRC’s “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation, receiving the maximum score in each section and earning an overall score of 100. CBMC and nine other RWJBarnabas Health facilities were among only a few hospitals in the state that earned top marks in meeting non-discrimination and training criteria that demonstrate a commitment to equitable, inclusive, and compassionate care for LGBTQ+ patients and their families, who often face significant challenges in securing the medical care they need and deserve.

Learn more about LGBTQ+ Services at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center.