Study: Several D.C. area hospitals do not have nondiscrimination policies for gays
These hospitals do not explicitly include “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” in their patients’ bill of rights or nondiscrimination policies.
They are: Sibley Memorial, Howard University and Providence hospitals in the District; Shady Grove Adventist Hospital and Washington Adventist Hospital in Montgomery County; Reston Hospital Center and Virginia Hospital Center in Northern Virginia; and Doctors Community Hospital in Prince George’s County.
As I mentioned previously on this blog, the harm to patients and families’ health from unequal treatment has been documented at several hospitals.
(Kaiser Permanente’s 36 hospitals in California, Oregan, and Hawaii do explicity include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” in their patients’ bill of rights, 431 medical offices across the nation will implement the policy within the year)