RMANJ named as “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by National Survey
NJ Top Docs – Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey
Scotch Plains, NJ – July 2013
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey Highlighted in Healthcare Equality Index 2013 RMANJ named as “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by National Survey
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey, pioneers in the field of assisted reproductive technology, has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization. RMANJ earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing adequate healthcare.
Dr. Paul Bergh, Founding Partner of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey, states, “The physicians and staff of Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey remain committed to offering state of the art reproductive services in a welcoming and empathetic environment for all of our patients who are struggling to build their families. We are very pleased and honored to be recognized as a leader by the Human Rights Campaign’s Health Equality index in our efforts to support the LGBT community.”
RMANJ was one of a select group of 464 healthcare facilities nationwide to be named Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality. Facilities awarded this title meet key criteria for equitable care, including non-discrimination policies for LGBT patients and employees, a guarantee of equal visitation for same-sex partners and parents, and LGBT health education for key staff members.
Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey was congratulated by HRC Health & Aging Director Shane Snowdon. “LGBT patients deeply appreciate the welcoming environment provided by a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality. It makes a big difference to know that your local healthcare facility is fully committed to giving you the same care it gives your neighbors and co-workers.”
For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei