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Los Angeles General Medical Center Continues its Streak as a Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality in 2024

Los Angeles General Medical Center Continues its Streak as a Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality in 2024 540 102 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

May 8, 2024

Email: LAgeneralPIO@dhs.lacounty.gov

Los Angeles General Medical Center Continues its Streak as a Leader in LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality in 2024

Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles General Medical Center proudly announces its recognition as a leading institution in LGBTQ+ healthcare equality for the consecutive year of 2024. This prestigious acknowledgment is bestowed upon the medical center by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), where Los Angeles General once again secured the top score of 100, earning the esteemed “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation. This accolade underscores the medical center’s steadfast dedication to providing inclusive and affirming care to all patients, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression.

The HEI serves as the nation’s premier benchmarking survey, meticulously evaluating healthcare facilities’ policies and practices aimed at fostering equitable treatment and inclusion of LGBTQ+ individuals. Los Angeles General’s exemplary score reaffirms its unwavering commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in healthcare.

“We are honored to receive the LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader designation for several consecutive years,” stated Jorge Orozco, CEO of Los Angeles General Medical Center. “At Los Angeles General, it’s not merely a one-year designation; rather, it reflects our ongoing mission to deliver world-class care to all individuals. We firmly believe that every person deserves access to compassionate and high-quality healthcare. Our commitment remains steadfast in fostering a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of the LGBTQ+ community.”

Los Angeles General Medical Center continues to implement a wide range of initiatives aimed at ensuring LGBTQ+ patients receive respectful and culturally competent care. These ongoing initiatives include comprehensive staff training on LGBTQ+ health issues, the provision of gender-affirming care services, implementation of inclusive healthcare policies, and active engagement with the LGBTQ+ community.

“Our ongoing goal is not only to meet but to exceed the healthcare needs of LGBTQ+ individuals,” emphasized Brad Spellberg, Chief Medical Officer at Los Angeles General Medical Center. “We are dedicated to continuously enhancing our practices and policies to better serve LGBTQ+ patients and their families, ensuring they feel valued, respected, and supported throughout their healthcare journey.”

As one of the premier healthcare providers in the Los Angeles area, Los Angeles General Medical Center remains resolute in its commitment to advancing LGBTQ+ healthcare equality and advocating for the rights and well-being of all individuals. Our tagline, “Exceptional Care, Healthy Communities,” encapsulates our dedication to providing exemplary healthcare services while fostering a healthier and more inclusive community.

About Los Angeles General Medical Center (LA General):

Los Angeles General Medical Center (LA General) is an over 600-bed, Level One Trauma Center and an academic teaching hospital run by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS). Through affiliation with Keck School of Medicine of USC, LA General is one of the premier training sites for intern and resident physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education. LA General operates special units that serve patients across the Southern California region, including a Burn Center, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and Psychiatric and Pediatric Emergency Rooms. LA General offers outpatient services to victims of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse, and to children in foster care. The medical center campus is also home to a nonprofit organization, The Wellness Center, which provides a range of programs for community residents.


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