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Sibley Memorial Hospital Highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2012

June 26, 2012

Sibley Named as "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" by National Survey
 
Washington, D.C.— Sibley Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index 2012 report, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) organization. Sibley earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face challenges in accessing adequate healthcare. 
 
"This recognition is evidence of Sibley’s commitment to healthcare equality for all patients," stated Robert L. Sloan, Sibley Memorial Hospital president and CEO.
 
Sibley Hospital was one of a select group of 234 healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet several key indicators for equitable care, including nondiscrimination policies for LGBT patients and employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents and LGBT health education for key staff.  
 
Sibley was congratulated by HRC Family Project Director Ellen Kahn. "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."
 
For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2012, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei.
 
About Sibley Memorial Hospital
Sibley is a non-profit, full service 318 bed acute care community hospital serving the Washington, D.C. area since 1890. Sibley Memorial Hospital is a proud member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The Sibley campus is home to an assisted living residence, Grand Oaks, and The Sibley Renaissance which houses the Sibley Center for Rehabilitation Medicine, Sibley Senior Services, skilled nursing care and a residential Alzheimer's unit.
 
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