For demonstrating a commitment to diversity and inclusion, Christiana Care Health System has been highlighted in the Healthcare Equality Index 2011, an annual survey administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.
The Healthcare Equality Index focuses on key policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families. These policies include patient and employment non-discrimination, visitation and cultural competency training for staff.
Christiana Care joins 87 other survey respondents, which represent 375 facilities rated in the report. By doing so, Christiana Care has demonstrated its commitment to furthering health care equality for LGBT patients and their families.
“Christiana Care’s participation in the Healthcare Equality Index underscores the importance we place on diversity and inclusion, not only in our hiring practices but in the cultural sensitivity we show in the care we provide to our patients,” said Rosa M. Colon-Kolacko, Ph.D., MBA, chief diversity officer and senior vice president of System Learning at Christiana Care.