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 2018, only one hospital, Johns Hopkins Hospital, received this point deduction. Click here to learn why.