Healthcare Equality Index

HEI 2013 Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality

In the HEI 2013, an unprecedented 464 healthcare facilities—representing 74% of total participants—met all Core Four criteria for LGBT patient-centered care, earning the coveted status of “2013 Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.”

This new high represented a 199% increase in HEI participants who achieved Equality Leader recognition by protecting their LGBT patients and employees from discrimination, ensuring equal visitation for LGBT people and providing staff training in LGBT patient-centered care. In addition to being celebrated in the annual HEI report, Equality Leaders receive a special logo and a toolkit of resources for outreach to LGBT residents in their service area.


While not listed in the HEI 2013 report, this healthcare facility is also an HEI 2013 Leader:

  • VA Marion Medical Center, Marion, IL