"Mount Sinai Named As National Leader In LGBTQ Health Care Equality"
Seven hospitals within the Mount Sinai Health System have been recognized as national leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's 2019 Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). The HEI is a scoring system which rates hospitals and health care facilities on policies and best practices in LGBTQ patient-centered care in four areas: non-discrimination and staff training; patient services and support; employee benefits and policies; and patient and community engagement. “This important designation is an incredible honor for Mount Sinai and continues to showcase our commitment for LGBTQ patients, visitors, and employees," said Gary Butts, MD, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Director, Office for Diversity and Inclusion at the Mount Sinai Health System. “Mount Sinai has created a diverse organization that understands the needs of the many communities we serve," said David Reich, MD, President and Chief Operating Officer at The Mount Sinai Hospital. “Mount Sinai has truly become an innovator in establishing an integrated system of care for LGBTQ patients with groundbreaking programs such as Mount Sinai's Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery; the first fellowship in transgender surgery and psychiatry in the country; and a health care career pipeline program to offer LGBTQ high school students of color opportunities for mentorship and internships within the Mount Sinai Health System,” said Barbara Warren, PsyD, CPXP, Director, LGBT Programs and Policies, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, Mount Sinai Health System.
— Gary C. Butts, MD, Professor, Medical Education, Pediatrics, Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Dean, Diversity Programs, Policy, Community Affairs, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
— David L. Reich, MD, President, Chief Operating Officer, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens
— Barbara E. Warren, PsyD, LMHC, Director, LGBT Programs and Policies, Office of Diversity, Mount Sinai Health System