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Kaiser Permanente earns high marks for LGBT healthcare
San Francisco Chronicle

For the third year in a row, 19 Bay Area Kaiser Foundation hospitals were ranked amongst the nation’s leaders in healthcare equality for their lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender patients, according to a report released last month by a national LGBT civil rights organization.

In its fifth year administering the survey, the Human Right’s Campaign Foundation considered hospital policies that protect patients and employees from discrimination based on sexual orientation, in addition to ensuring equal visitation for same-sex couples and training staff to deal competently with LGBT health issues.