Thompson Health earns LGBTQ designation

UR Medicine Thompson Health recently announced F.F. Thompson Hospital’s third consecutive “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).

Every year, HRC recognizes participating health care facilities for their dedication and commitment to LGBTQ inclusion. The latest designations were awarded in the 13th edition of HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index, released Aug. 31 and based on four criteria: non-discrimination and staff training, patient services and support, employee benefits and policies, and patient and community engagement.

Thompson and other facilities earning “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation received the maximum score in each section and earned an overall score of 100. Facilities scoring from 80 to 95 points earned the “Top Performer” designation.

Thompson previously received the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation from the HRC in 2019 and 2018 as well, having previously received other distinctions from the HRC in 2017, 2016 and 2014.

“Receiving this designation for the third year in a row — and being recognized by the HRC for the sixth time — is a tremendous honor for our hospital,” said Thompson Health President/CEO Michael F. Stapleton, Jr. “In caring for our community, we welcome all patients, visitors and staff members, and we appreciate the HRC’s guidance in ensuring we are meeting everyone’s needs, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or any other reason,”