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LGBTQ and Allies

Caring for LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ & Friends Employee Resource Group and the online trainings and other resources that are available to staff, BWFH is working hard to ensure that our LGBTQ patients feel welcome and accepted. Some of our recent work includes:

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

BWH Center for Patients and Families, Brigham LGBTQ & Friends 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.

For more information about the Brigham LGBTQ & Friends Employee Resource Group, sign up for email updates and visit this page.

LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality High Performer

In 2024, Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) earned the “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality High Performer” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s (HRC) Healthcare Equality Index.

BWFH was one of 1,065 healthcare facilities participated in the HEI 2024 survey and, of those participants, 462 received the “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality High Performer” designation. Learn more.

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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