Allen Hospital Recognized as LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer
UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital is proud to announce designation as “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer” by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which is part of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. As reported in the Healthcare Quality Index (HEI), a total of 95 facilities nationwide earned the Top Performer distinction.
HEI participants were assigned scores in four criteria that represent how many policies and best practices from each section they have implemented: foundational elements of LGBTQ patient-centered care, LGBTQ patient services and support, employee benefits and policies and LGBTQ patient and community engagement participants.
In coordination with appropriate hospital policies, staff training and other initiatives, a region-wide effort resulted in UnityPoint Clinic opening the area’s first dedicated LGBTQ clinic earlier this year. Individuals may call (319) 222-2710 to request an appointment or visit unitypoint.org/LGBTQ to learn more.