Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) announced its “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation was awarded in the 13th edition of HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), recently released. A record 765 health care facilities actively participated in the HEI 2020 survey. Of those included in the HEI, 495 earned an “LGBTQ health care Equality Leader” designation.
“Jersey City Medical Center is proud to once again be recognized as ‘LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader,’ demonstrating our steadfast commitment to fairness and inclusivity, and providing the highest quality of care to the most diverse community in the nation,” said Michael Prilutsky, President & CEO.
“Even in the midst of a pandemic and social unrest, Jersey City Medical Center has risen above the challenges, treating every person equitably and with compassion and humanity.
To meet the criteria for leadership, Jersey City Medical Center met the Core Four Criteria areas of Patient Non-Discrimination, Equal Visitation, Employment Non-Discrimination, and Training in LGBTQ Patient-Centered Care. JCMC has been a proud Leader of the Healthcare Equality Index since 2014.