Four Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) hospital campuses achieved ‘Leader’ designation on the LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.


We’re proud to be recognized as a Leader on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2020.

Lehigh Valley Health Network hospitals in the Lehigh Valley (LVH–Cedar Crest, LVH–Muhlenberg, LVH–17th Street and LVHN–Tilghman) are Leaders on the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2020.

HEI is the national benchmarking tool that evaluates health care facilities’ commitment to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. Health care facilities are evaluated based on:

  • Non-discrimination policies and practices
  • Patient care services for members of the LGBTQ community
  • Colleague policies and benefits
  • Patient and community engagement

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

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