Tag Archives: HEI

2014 Missouri Ranked #6 in the Nation on Hospital leaders in LGBT Healthcare

Originally posted on PROMOonline.org By: Andrew Shaughnessy, Manager of Public Policy 2014 had proven to be a monumental year for LGBT Missourians. Those monumental steps have been the recognition of out-of-state marriages by the State of Missouri, and the leadership of nearly 19 Missouri hospitals, who have been designated as “Leaders of LGBT Healthcare” by […]

The health of LGBT Missourians: A growing problem with solutions

I‘m thrilled to be returning to my alma mater to present The health of LGBT Missourians: A growing problem with solutions at this year’s Statewide Collaborative Diversity Conference. On the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri the conference will be held on March 25-27th, 2015. This year’s theme focuses on broadening the community with best practices showcased […]

Missouri Expert Says Rural Hospitals Next in LGBT Equality

Originally posted by KBIA, Mid-Missouri Public Radio By: Hope Kirwan The Healthcare Equality Index is a national bench marking tool that ranks hospitals based on whether their policies and practices include equal treatment for the LGBT community. Missouri’s standing in this index jumped from 37th  in the nation to 6th in just one year. I spoke […]

In 2014, Missouri Coalition Pushes State to National Leadership on LGBT Health

It was an honor to work alongside Dr. Scout in 2014 during my first year as Manager of Public Policy for PROMO. I learned a great deal from him on how to create inclusive LGBT welcoming policies in Hospitals for both patients and employees. He pushed me not only to be a better advocate, but a […]

Southwest Missouri Health Systems Add Critical LGBT Protections and Benefits

By: Andrew Shaughnessy @AndrewShag Over the past several months, my organization has worked closely with 47 Missouri hospitals, that have included 105 new LGBT welcoming policies to their own internal policies. In Southwest Missouri, I’ve worked closely with CoxHealth on updating its LGBT welcoming policies, after policy changes occurred at Mercy as well in 2014. […]