Kaiser Permanente is proud to be recognized for the 12th time in a row by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, which awarded us the highest possible score on its Healthcare Equality Index and gave all 39 of our hospitals the LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader designation.
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization focused on equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation creates impact through 11 programs and initiatives, working with individuals and organizations to make transformational change in the everyday lives of LGBTQ+ people. The Healthcare Equality Index is the national LGBTQ+ benchmarking tool that evaluates health care facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors, and employees.
The Healthcare Equality Index evaluates more than 2,200 health care facilities nationwide for their dedication and commitment to equitable and inclusive care for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families and 906 health care facilities actively participated in the HEI 2022 survey. It is one of 6 equity, inclusion, and diversity benchmarking surveys that Kaiser Permanente participates in annually.