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Survey gives Philly hospitals high marks in LGBTQ equality

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A national survey has given some of Philadelphia’s hospitals got some strong grades on their policies and treatment of the LGBTQ community.

 The Human Rights Campaign has now released their 2019 Healthcare Equality Index.

“So, the Healthcare Equality Index is our annual benchmarking survey of healthcare facilities, primarily hospitals, and how they are doing on LGBTQ policies and practices,” said survey author Tari Hanneman.

She is also the director of the health and aging program at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

“Philadelphia as a city had 10 participants and of those, 4 of those were top performers with a top score of 80-95 and then 5 of them were leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality,” Hanneman.

In fact, she says this year Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia was featured on the cover of their report.

“Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has been a leader for a number of years,” she said. “They gave a great youth gender clinic there. Also in Philadelphia, Temple and Einstein were leaders as well, as well as the Penn Student Health Service.”

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