Some of our partners already have a credential or recognition from the top LGBTQ affirming organizations in the country. The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.
Staten Island University Hospital has held status as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality for the last 5 years, initially becoming one of the first hospitals in Northwell Health to receive recognition for its work to improve care for the LGBTQ community.
Sea View Hospital Rehabilitation and Home, part of NYC Health + Hospitals which provides high quality short-term rehabilitation and long-term skilled nursing services in a warm and comfortable setting is also recognized by the Human Rights Campaign.
SAGECare credentialing provides an opportunity to expand, transform and elevate person-directed services for the aging population. The SAGECare symbol helps convey that facilities are welcoming, inclusive and prepared to work with a diverse population of LGBT clients, family and friends who care about diversity, and even your own LGBT staff.
The Visiting Nurse Service of New York holds a SageCare Platinum level status for the past few years. VNSNY clinicians, administrative and senior staff have received training on working with LGBT communities from the LGBT senior advocacy organization SAGE, ensuring that all of our staff are aware of and sensitive to the needs and concerns of LGBT older adults.
GLMA is a national organization committed to ensuring health equity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and all sexual and gender minority (SGM) individuals, and equality for LGBTQ/SGM health professionals in their work and learning environments. These partners hold a GLMA listing as members:
Efrat Halevi, FNP EG Healthcare (GLMA)
Miguel Pineda, MD Staten Island University Hospital, Urology (GLMA)