June 27, 2013

LGBT fairness is a Kaiser Permanente standard

Kaiser Permanente nurse Sue Caulfield accepting fair workplace for LGBT employees award from Basic Rights Oregon, May 2, 2004.
Kaiser Permanente nurse Sue Caulfield accepting fair workplace for LGBT employees award from Basic Rights Oregon, May 2, 2004.
Photo: the Portland Observer

Basic civil rights for members and workers at Kaiser Permanente has been part of the culture for a long time. Here Kaiser Permanente nurse Sue Caulfield accepts the 2004 Fair Workplace Project Award from the Education Fund of Basic Rights Oregon for KP's work in promoting a progressive environment for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees. The award noted that the 7,000 workers in the Northwest region enjoyed policies such as equal benefits for same-sex partners and a program of culturally competent medical care.