Our Commitment to Health Care Equality

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At Boston Children’s Hospital, we are committed to providing comprehensive and affirming treatment to our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) patients and families. We are enhancing the health of our LGBTQ patients and families by understanding and addressing the gaps in their care, while creating a welcoming hospital environment inclusive of the entire LGBTQ community.

Our Healthcare Equality Index Leadership Status

Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality

We are proud to have been awarded the Healthcare Equality Index's Leadership Status in 2015 and 2016. The Healthcare Equality Index reviews health care facilities’ policies and practices to ensure equal access and treatment of LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees.

At Boston Children’s, we provide LGBTQ patient- and family-centered care in four key areas:

Patient Non-Discrimination

  • We provide medical care to all patients, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Equal Visitation

  • We welcome all visitors, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Employment Non-Discrimination

  • We welcome all people to apply to our open job positions, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Training in LGBTQ Patient- and Family-Centered Care

  • We offer training to our staff on LGBTQ patient- and family-centered care. Learn more about the Safe Zone training program offered to our staff.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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