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WASHINGTON, DC, July 20, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Specialty Hospital of Washington's Hadley Campus, a Long Term Acute Care Hospital ( LTACH) has been recognized as a "Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality" in the Healthcare Equality Index 2012 report. The annual survey is conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) organization. Specialty Hospital of Washington earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face challenges in accessing adequate healthcare.
Peter Miller, CEO & Vice President of Operations for Specialty Hospital of Washington, states "We are very proud to be recognized by the Human Rights Campaign as a leader in Health Care Equality".
Specialty Hospital of Washington - Hadley was one of a select group of 234 healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet several key indicators for equitable care, including nondiscrimination policies for LGBT patients and employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education for key staff.
Specialty Hospital of Washington - Hadley was congratulated by HRC Family Project Director Ellen Kahn. "LGBT patients deeply appreciate the welcoming environment provided by a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality. It makes a big difference to know that your local healthcare facility is fully committed to giving you the same care it gives your neighbors and co-workers."
For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2012, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei.
About Specialty Hospital Of Washington
The Specialty Hospital of Washington is the premier long term acute care hospital in the Washington DC area, and offers a preferred, cost effective alternative to long term stays in typical general hospital intensive care units. SHW is a fully accredited and highly rated hospital providing extraordinary care for its patients at both its Capitol Hill and Hadley campuses.
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