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Healthcare Equality Index

Celebrating its 10th year, the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. The HEI 2017 evaluates a total of 1619 healthcare facilities nationwide.


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  • Parkview Medical Center
    Researched Facility
    Network: Not part of network/system
    Address: 400 West 16th Street, Pueblo, CO
    Phone Number: 719-584-4000
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Criteria 1
Non-Discrimination & Staff Training
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Points Earned
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The Non-Discrimination and Staff Training criteria represents the foundational policies and practices in providing LGBTQ-inclusive patient centered care. These questions assess whether a facility has LGBTQ-inclusive policies and whether the facility shares these policies with the public and its patients and staff. In order to most effectively implement these policies, we also require training for staff in LGBTQ-inclusive care. All questions in this section are scored and must be met in order to receive full credit: up to 40 points.
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  • Yes
    Yes
  • Yes
    No
  • Yes
    No Data
  • Yes
    Not Applicable
Patient Non-Discrimination
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/ 10
Points Earned
  • No Data
    Patient Non-Discrimination Policy is LGBTQ-inclusive
  • No Data
    Patient Non-Discrimination Policy is communicated
Visitation Non-Discrimination
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/ 10
Points Earned
  • Yes
    Visitation Policy is LGBTQ-inclusive
  • No Data
    Visitation Policy is communicated
Employment Non-Discrimination
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/ 10
Points Earned
  • Yes
    Employment Non-Discrimination Policy is LGBTQ-inclusive
  • No Data
    Employment Non-Discrimination Policy is communicated
Staff Training
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/ 10
Points Earned
  • No Data
    LGBTQ staff training requirement was met
  • No Data
    LGBTQ staff training options were communicated
Criteria 2
Patient Services & Support
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/ 30
Points Earned
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The questions in this criteria all relate to best practices in the provision of Patient Services & Support—this could include providing LGBTQ clinical services, hiring a patient advocate for transgender patients, collecting sexual orientation and gender identity data in health records or providing training on LGBTQ inclusive medical decision making options, and more. In order to receive full credit (30 points) for this criteria, a facility must have implemented 10 or more of the recommended best practices. A facility may receive partial credit (15 points) for this criteria if it has implemented 5 to 9 of the best practices.
Criteria 3
Employee Benefits & Policies
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/ 20
Points Earned
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The Employee Benefits and Policies criteria focuses on creating an LGBTQ-inclusive workplace for healthcare facilities’ employees—these efforts include equal benefits for LGBTQ employees, transgender-inclusive health insurance benefits, employee resource groups, LGBTQ-inclusive hiring efforts, employee transition support, and more. In order to receive full credit (20 points) for this criteria, a facility must have implemented 6 or more of the recommended best practices. A facility may receive partial credit (10 points) for this criteria if it has implemented 3 to 5 of the best practices.
Criteria 4
Patient & Community Engagement
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/ 10
Points Earned
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The Patient & Community Engagement criteria focuses on community outreach and promotion to let the LGBTQ community know that healthcare facilities are a welcoming and affirming setting, working toward LGBTQ inclusion. Efforts to promote community inclusion may include, meeting with local LGBTQ groups, sponsoring a local pride event, developing LGBTQ focused marketing materials, and more. In order to receive full credit (10 points) for this section, a facility must have implemented 4 or more of the recommended best practices. A facility may receive partial credit (5 points) for this criteria if it has implemented 2 to 3 of the best practices.
Criteria 5
Responsible Citizenship
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/ -25
Points Deducted
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This section focuses on known activity that would undermine LGBTQ equality or patient care. Healthcare facilities will have 25 points deducted from their score for a large-scale official or public anti-LGBTQ blemish on their recent records. Scores on this criterion are based on information that has come to HRC Foundation’s attention related to topics including but not limited to:

  • revoking inclusive LGBTQ policies or practices;
  • facilitating the continued practice of healthcare providers that provide or promote LGBTQ related treatment or services to that have been discredited by mainstream medical and mental health organizations, including, but not limited to, “conversion therapy”;
  • engaging in proven practices that are contrary to the facility's written LGBTQ patient or employment policies;
  • or directing charitable contributions or other public support to organizations whose primary mission includes advocacy against LGBTQ equality or care.

In the HEI 2017, only one hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, received this point deduction. Click here to learn why.

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