LGBT and Allies

Caring for LGBT Patients at BWFH

It is the policy of Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) to treat all patients and not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, alienage, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age or disability.

In addition to the Brigham Health LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group and the online trainings and other resources that are available to staff, BWFH is working hard to ensure that our LGBT patients feel welcome and accepted. Some of our recent work includes:

Caring for LGBT Patients: A Forum for Clinicians, Staff and Patients

BWH Center for Patients and Families, BWH/BWFH LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group, BWH/BWFH Public Affairs and Nursing and Patient Care Services’ Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee recently hosted a forum to raise awareness about and identify best practices for creating a welcoming environment for our LGBT patients.  Watch the inspiring conversation here.  

National Coming Out Day at BWH: View Recording

BWFH and BWH celebrated National Coming Out Day on Tuesday, October 11, 2016. The event was hosted by the BWHC LGBT & Allies Employee Resource Group. Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey delivered the keynote address on LGBT health. The inaugural LGBT leadership awards were given to Carrie Braverman, Kerstin Palm and Harry Reyes Nieva. View a recording of the event here. For more information about the BWHC LGBT & Allies ERG, sign up for email updates and visit this page.

LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader

LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader

Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital has been designated an “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation was awarded in the 11th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). HEI participants are given scores in four criteria: foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care, LGBTQ Patient Services and Support, Employee Benefits and Policies and LGBTQ Patient and Community Engagement. Participants that receive the maximum score in each section earn the coveted status of “2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader.” BWFH is one of only 418 healthcare providers nationwide to earn the “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation.

BWFH has received this designation every year since 2012 and continues to earn top marks for our commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face challenges in accessing adequate healthcare. For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2018, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei.

BRIGHAM AND WOMEN’S FAULKNER HOSPITAL


Offering comprehensive medical, surgical and psychiatric care as well as complete emergency, ambulatory and diagnostic services to residents of southwest Boston and the surrounding suburbs.

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