El Rio Health Earns ‘LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader’ Designation
El Rio Health, one of the largest providers of outpatient medical and dental services to the Tucson community, joins only 418 healthcare providers nationwide to earn the “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC).
The designation was awarded in the 11th edition of the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). A record 626 healthcare facilities actively participated in the HEI 2018 survey, with HRC Foundation proactively researching key policies at more than 900 additional non-participating hospitals. Of those included in the HEI, 418 earned a “LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” designation.
“El Rio Health is the only organization in Arizona to receive 100 percent score, which speaks to our work devoted to continued excellence and ongoing improvement to be a national model of excellent healthcare,” says Nancy Johnson, CEO of El Rio Health. With 13 campuses in Tucson, El Rio serves the medical and dental needs of more than 101,000 people annually. El Rio’s mission is to “improve the health of our community through comprehensive, accessible, affordable, quality and compassionate care.”
HRC is the education arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.