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For Immediate Release:
November 17, 2015
Media Contact:
Tania Leets


All Jackson Hospitals Named to the List

Miami, FL – Jackson Health System has been named a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2015 Report, published by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation for the fifth consecutive year. All six Jackson hospitals were named HEI Leaders.

The 2015 HEI evaluated Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson North Medical Center, Jackson South Community Hospital, Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital, Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital and Holtz Children’s Hospital/The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, with all six earning top marks for their policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families. Patient and employment non-discrimination, visitation and cultural competency training for staff, are among these practices.
“At Jackson, we take great pride in our mission to provide top-quality medical care to every person who walks through our doors, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, religion or sexual orientation,” said Carlos A. Migoya, president and CEO of Jackson Health System. “This recognition means a great deal to us because it validates our commitment to Miami-Dade’s LGBT community.”

Jackson is one of a select group of healthcare systems nationwide to be named leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality, and is proud to continue its five-year trend, receiving the distinction annually since in 2011.

“Despite all the progress we’ve made, far too many LGBT people still lack inclusive and affirming healthcare. Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality are helping to change that, and, in the process, making the lives of LGBT patients and their families better each and every day,” said Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign “LGBT people have a right to be treated equally in all aspects of our lives, and HRC celebrates Jackson for its tireless work to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for all patients.”

For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index 2015, or to download a free copy of the report, visit

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1611 N.W. 12th Avenue Miami, FL 33136