Moffitt Cancer Center Receives 2016 Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality status

March 25, 2016

WHO: Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest LGBT organization.

WHAT: Moffitt Cancer Center has been designated as a leader in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) healthcare in the 2016 Healthcare Equality Index report by the Human Right Campaign Foundation.

The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBT benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities’ policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBT patients, visitors and employees. The HEI is based on four criteria: patient non-discrimination, equal visitation, training in LGBT patient-centered care and employment non-discrimination.  In order for Moffitt to maintain as a Leader in LGBT health care, Moffitt team members were encouraged to participate in one or more online trainings.

WHEN: Friday, March 25, 2016

CONTACT: For more information call 813-745-1718.

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. One of the three largest cancer centers in the United States based on patient volume, the Tampa-based facility is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. With more than 5,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $1.9 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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