153 of the Most LGBT-Friendly Hospitals

Which hospitals are truly the best when it comes to caring for LGBT patients?

BY Charles Hicks

June 19 2012 1:00 AM ET

Unfortunately, some hospitals won’t let you see your partner outside of visiting hours, even if the law says you have the right. Sometimes hospitals are unfriendly to transgender or gender-nonconforming patients . That’s why the Human Rights Campaign will release its annual Healthcare Equality Index at a press conference in Washington, D.C., today with Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

“I commend the LGBT and health care communities for the progress made and I am proud to be part of an administration that has a historic record of accomplishment for the LGBT community,” Sebelius said in a statement issued Tuesday. “We will continue to take action to ensure that LGBT Americans get equal treatment in health care settings and that all patients are treated with the dignity they deserve.”

The index rates health care facilities on a four-point scale regarding equitable and inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families. These points include patient nondiscrimination policies, visitation policies, employment nondiscrimination policies, and staff access to LGBT patient-centered care training.

Of the 407 rated health care facilities, 153 received a perfect score in the index. California, the nation’s most populous state, was most represented on the list with 57 health care facilities receiving a perfect score. Georgia, Massachusetts, Florida, and Ohio rounded out the top five states in the index.

Still, 28 states— including 12 states in the Midwest and Northeast — have no hospitals with perfect scores, though some came close. Additionally, while Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Vermont have marriage equality, none of these states has a hospital with a perfect score.

The following pages list the states with hospitals that received perfect scores, plus the individual hospitals, followed by states without any representation. Did your neck of the woods make the cut?

 

Note: Hospitals and health care facilities that were unable to complete the full questionnaire are omitted from The Advocate's list. For the complete Healthcare Equality Index, visit HRC.org.

California (57)

California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco
Kaiser Permanente, Anaheim Medical Center, Anaheim
Kaiser Permanente, Antioch Medical Center, Antioch
Kaiser Permanente, Baldwin Park Medical Center, Baldwin Park
Kaiser Permanente, Downey Medical Center, Downey
Kaiser Permanente, Fontana Medical Center, Fontana
Kaiser Permanente, Fremont Medical Center, Fremont
Kaiser Permanente, Fresno Medical Center, Fresno
Kaiser Permanente, Hayward Medical Center, Hayward
Kaiser Permanente, Irvine Medical Center, Irvine
Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles (shown)
Kaiser Permanente, Manteca Medical Center, Manteca
Kaiser Permanente, Modesto Medical Center, Modesto
Kaiser Permanente, Moreno Valley Community Hospital, Moreno Valley
Kaiser Permanente, Oakland Medical Center, Oakland
Kaiser Permanente, Panorama City Medical Center, Panorama City
Kaiser Permanente, Redwood City Medical Center, Redwood City
Kaiser Permanente, Richmond Medical Center, Richmond
Kaiser Permanente, Riverside Medical Center, Riverside
Kaiser Permanente, Roseville Medical Center, Roseville
Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento Medical Center, Sacramento
Kaiser Permanente, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego
Kaiser Permanente, San Francisco Medical Center, San Francisco
Kaiser Permanente, San Jose Medical Center, San Jose
Kaiser Permanente, San Rafael Medical Center, San Rafael
Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara Medical Center, Santa Clara
Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa Medical Center, Santa Rosa
Kaiser Permanente, South Bay Medical Center, Harbor City
Kaiser Permanente, South Sacramento Medical Center, Sacramento
Kaiser Permanente, South San Francisco Medical Center South, San Francisco
Kaiser Permanente, Vacaville Medical Center, Vacaville
Kaiser Permanente, Vallejo Medical Center, Vallejo
Kaiser Permanente, Walnut Creek Medical Center, Walnut Creek
Kaiser Permanente, West Los Angeles Medical Center, Los Angeles
Kaiser Permanente, Woodland Hills Medical Center, Woodland Hills
San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, San Francisco
Scripps Coastal Medical Center Carlsbad, Carlsbad
Scripps Coastal Medical Center Del Mar, Del Mar
Scripps Coastal Medical Center Eastlake, Chula Vista
Scripps Coastal Medical Center Encinitas, Encinitas
Scripps Coastal Medical Center Encinitas - OB/GYN, Encinitas
Scripps Coastal Medical Center Escondido, Escondido, Scripps Coastal Medical Center Hillcrest, San Diego
Scripps Coastal Medical Center Oceanside - El Camino Real, Oceanside
Scripps Coastal Medical Center Oceanside - Mission Ave., Oceanside
Scripps Coastal Medical Center Vista - Cedar Rd., Vista
Scripps Coastal Medical Center Vista - Sycamore Rd., Vista
Scripps Coastal Medical Center Vista - Vista Way, Vista
Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Encinitas
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, La Jolla
Scripps Mercy Hospital (Chula Vista campus), Chula Vista
Scripps Mercy Hospital (San Diego campus), San Diego
Sutter Maternity & Surgery Center, Santa Cruz
UC San Diego Health System, San Diego
UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento (shown)
Delaware (2)

Christiana Hospital, Newark
Wilmington Hospital, Wilmington
District of Columbia (5)


George Washington University Hospital (shown)
Howard University Hospital
MedStar-Georgetown Medical Center
National Rehabilitation Hospital
Sibley Memorial Hospital
 Florida (11)

Correctional Health Services, Miami
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, Tampa (shown)
Holtz Children’s Hospital & JMH Women’s Services, Miami
Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami
Jackson Memorial Long Term Care Center, Miami
Jackson Memorial Perdue Medical Center (long-term care), Miami
Jackson Mental Health Hospital, Miami
Jackson North Medical Center, North Miami Beach
Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital, Miami
Jackson South Community Hospital, Miami
Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare Inc., Tallahassee
Georgia (13)

Asa G. Yancey, Sr., M.D., Health Center, Atlanta
Crestview Health & Rehabilitation Center, Atlanta
East Point Health Center, East Point
Grady Emergency Medical Service, Atlanta
Grady Health Foundation, Atlanta
Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta (shown)
International Medical Center, Atlanta
Kirkwood Family Medicine, Atlanta
Lindbergh Women and Children’s Center, Atlanta
North DeKalb Health Center, Chamblee
North Fulton Health Center, Sandy Springs
Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta
Ponce de Leon Center, Atlanta
Hawaii (1)


Kaiser Permanente, Moanalua Medical Center, Honolulu
Illinois (3)


Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago (shown)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
 Indiana (1)


Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie
 Iowa (1)


University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City
 Kentucky (1)


Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland
 Maryland (5)

Bon Secours Hospital, Baltimore
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore (shown)
Northwest Hospital Center, Randallstown
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, Rockville
Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park
 Massachusetts (13)

Baystate Brightwood Health Center, Springfield
Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield
Baystate High Street Health Center - Adult Medicine, Springfield
Baystate High Street Health Center - Pediatric Medicine, Springfield
Baystate Mary Lane Hospital, Ware
Baystate Mason Square Neighborhood Health Center, Springfield
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield
Baystate Regional Cancer Program, Springfield
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
Boston Medical Center, Boston (shown)
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston
Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton
Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton Lower Falls
Minnesota (1)


Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital, St. Louis Park
 New Jersey (1)


AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City
New York (7)


Beth Israel Medical Center, New York (shown)
Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis
Catskill Regional Medical Center, Harris
Good Samaritan Hospital of Suffern, N.Y., Suffern
NYU Langone Medical Center, New York
St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick
St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York
North Carolina (2)


Duke University Hospital, Durham (shown)
Durham Regional Hospital, Durham
 Ohio (8)

Bedford Medical Center, Bedford
Case Medical Center, Cleveland
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati (shown)
Conneaut Medical Center, Conneaut
Geauga Medical Center, Chardon
Geneva Medical Center, Geneva
Richmond Medical Center, Richmond Heights
University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo
Oregon (2)

Kaiser Permanente, Sunnyside Medical Center, Clackamas
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland (shown)
South Carolina (7)

Bon Secours St. Francis Downtown, Greenville
Bon Secours St. Francis Eastside, Greenville (shown)
Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center, Greenville
Greer Memorial Hospital, Greer
Hillcrest Memorial Hospital, Simpsonville
North Greenville Medical Campus, Travelers Rest
Patewood Medical Campus, Greenville
Tennessee (1)


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville
 Texas (1)


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Virginia (7)

Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News
DePaul Medical Center, Norfolk (shown)
Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth
Memorial Regional Medical Center, Mechanicsville
Richmond Community Hospital, Richmond
St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian
St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond Washington (3)

Group Health Central Hospital, Seattle
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle (shown)
UW Medical Center, Seattle

States Without Perfect-Score Hospitals

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

Colorado

Connecticut

Idaho

Kansas

Louisiana

Maine

Michigan

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Mexico

North Dakota

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Dakota

Utah

Vermont

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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