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NYC Health + Hospitals recognized for LGBTQ care
NYC Salud + Hospitales reconocido por el cuidado LGBTQ

NYC Health + Hospitals recognized for LGBTQ care

All are welcome.

NYC Health + Hospitals has announced that 21 locations in its health system have been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation for excellence in non-discrimination training and commitment to inclusive care for LGBTQ patients and their families.

“We train our staff to have zero tolerance for discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and we honor open visitation rights for all LGBTQ patients,” said Dr. Ram Raju, President and Chief Executive Officer of NYC Health + Hospitals. “We will continue to provide quality and affordable care to all New Yorkers.”

The 21 network locations recognized by the Human Rights Campaign include four in the Bronx – NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi; NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln; NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx; and NYC Health + Hospitals/Belvis, a Gotham Health Center. Also recognized were seven locations in Manhattan, six in Brooklyn, two in Queens and one in Staten Island.

From left to right: Medical Director of the LGBT Health Center Dr. Nadia Duvilaire; Patient Christopher Leo Daniels; and HHC President Dr. Ram Raju at the center’s inauguration in 2014.
From left to right: Medical Director of the LGBT Health Center Dr. Nadia Duvilaire; Patient Christopher Leo Daniels; and HHC President Dr. Ram Raju at the center’s inauguration in 2014.

The first NYC Health + Hospitals facility to earn the designation, in 2013, was NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan in East Harlem, which houses the LGBT Health Center. The center provides medical and psychosocial care, including women’s health, men’s health, transition services including hormone therapy, PrEP, HIV and STD screening and treatment, adolescent care, social work and behavioral health services, and general primary care.

For services

NYC Health + Hospitals is also launching an LGBTQ awareness campaign among the workforce and patients at the network’s hospitals, neighborhood health centers and nursing homes.

Pins, posters and postcards with the slogan “We Are An Ally” will be distributed to staff at NYC Health + Hospitals locations.

The network is also launching an LGBTQ awareness campaign.
The network is also launching an LGBTQ awareness campaign.

The largest public health system in the nation, NYC Health + Hospitals recently began planning for the implementation of non-discriminatory signs for single and multi-stall bathrooms, with a rollout beginning at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan in East Harlem.

The network also has an LGBTQ Advisory Group that meets regularly to address the community’s health care issues.

For more information, please visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org.

The Metropolitan Hospital Comprehensive LGBT Health Center is located at 1901 First Avenue at 97th Street, 4th Floor.  It is open Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or speak with a member of the LGBT Health Center staff, patients and families can contact 212.423.7292 or metlgbt@nychhc.org.

NYC Salud + Hospitales reconocido por el cuidado LGBTQ

Todos son bienvenidos.

NYC Salud + Hospitales ha anunciado que 21 ubicaciones de su sistema de salud han sido reconocidas por la Fundación de Derechos Humanos Campaña por la Excelencia en la Capacitación sin Discriminación y Compromiso con el Cuidado Inclusivo para los Pacientes LGBTQ y sus Familias.

“Capacitamos a nuestro personal para tener tolerancia cero a la discriminación por orientación sexual y/o identidad de género, y honrar los derechos de visitas abiertas para todos los pacientes LGBTQ”, dijo el Dr. Ram Raju, presidente y director general de NYC Salud + Hospitales”. “Continuaremos proporcionando atención de calidad y asequible para todos los neoyorquinos”.

Las 21 ubicaciones de la red reconocidas por la Campaña de Derechos Humanos incluyen cuatro en el Bronx, siete en Manhattan, seis en Brooklyn, dos en Queens y una en Staten Island.

La primera instalación de NYC Salud + Hospitales en obtener la designación, en 2013, fue NYC Salud + Hospitales/Metropolitan en East Harlem, donde se encuentra el Centro de Salud LGBT. El centro ofrece atención médica y psicosocial, incluyendo salud de las mujeres, de los hombres, servicios de transición –incluyendo terapia hormonal-, detección y tratamiento de PrEP, VIH y enfermedades de transmisión sexual, atención de adolescentes, trabajo social, servicios de salud mental y atención primaria en general.

“We train our staff to have zero tolerance for discrimination," said Dr. Ram Raju, President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Capacitamos a nuestro personal para tener cero tolerancia a la discriminación”, dijo el Dr. Ram Raju, presidente y director general.

Para los servicios

NYC Salud + Hospitales también está lanzando una campaña de sensibilización LGBTQ entre los trabajadores y los pacientes en los hospitales de la red, los centros de salud de los barrios y los hogares de ancianos.

Pins, carteles y postales con el lema “Somos un aliado” serán distribuidos al personal en las ubicaciones NYC Salud + Hospitales.

El sistema de salud pública más grande de la nación, NYC Salud + Hospitales recientemente comenzó a planificar la implementación de carteles no discriminatorios para los cuartos de baño de uno o varios urinarios, con un despliegue que comienza en NYC Salud + Hospitales/Metropolitan de East Harlem.

La red también tiene un grupo asesor LGBTQ que se reúne periódicamente para tratar temas de cuidado de la salud de la comunidad.

Para más información, por favor visite www.nychealthandhospitals.org.

El Centro de Salud del Hospital Metropolitano Integral LGBTQ está situado en el No. 1901de la Primera avenida y la calle 97, 4 º piso. Está abierto los sábados de 9 am – 5 pm, sólo con cita previa. Para una cita o hablar con un miembro del personal del centro de salud LGBTQ, los pacientes y los familiares pueden ponerse en contacto al tel. 212.423.7292 o al correo electrónico metlgbt@nychhc.org.


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