Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization. Harvard Vanguard earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing adequate healthcare.
“We are proud to be recognized as a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality for the second year in a row,” said Dr. Gene Lindsey, Harvard Vanguard President and CEO. “Our mission is to understand our patients’ individual needs and provide compassionate care for each and every patient, regardless of sexual orientation.”
Harvard Vanguard, with a practice location near Post Office Square, was one of a select group of 464 healthcare facilities nationwide to be named a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet key criteria for equitable care, including non-discrimination policies for LGBT patients and employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education for key staff members.
Harvard Vanguard was congratulated by HRC Health & Aging Director Shane Snowdon. “LGBT patients deeply appreciate the welcoming environment provided by a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality. It makes a big difference to know that your local healthcare facility is fully committed to giving you the same care it gives your neighbors and co-workers.”
Harvard Vanguard is a multi-specialty physician practice with offices across eastern Massachusetts and an affiliate of Atrius Health. The Post Office Square practice of Harvard Vanguard is located at 147 Milk Street in Boston.
For more information about the HRC Healthcare Equality Index 2013, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei.