Lehigh Valley Health Network hospital campuses achieved “Leader” designation on the LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign.

We’re proud to be recognized as LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leaders in the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2022.

Health Equality Index Leader

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) hospitals (Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Cedar CrestLVH–MuhlenbergLVH–17th Street, LVH–Pocono and LVHN–Tilghman) received this designation.

HEI is the national benchmarking tool that evaluates health care facilities’ commitment to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees. HEI evaluates and scores health care facilities on detailed criteria falling under four central pillars:

  • Foundational policies and training in LGBTQ+ patient-centered care
  • Patient care services and support for members of the LGBTQ+ community
  • Colleague policies and benefits
  • Patient and community engagement

To schedule an appointment with an LGBTQ+-knowledgeable provider, call 888-402-LVHN or visit LVHN.org/find-a-doctor and search “LGBTQ+.” You’ll notice that our LGBTQ+-knowledgeable providers will have any of the following terms listed under their Area of Focus:

  • LGBTQ+ Patient Support
  • LGBTQ+ Patients and Families
  • Transgender Health