SPOTLIGHT: Rights groups study hospital treatment of gays

Hoping to shine a spotlight on hospitals' treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender patients and employees, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association have started surveying hospitals on how they treat these groups. The groups have just released current feedback from the survey, the Healthcare Equality Index, with results touching on patient nondiscrimination, hospital visitation, decision making, cultural competency training and employment policies. Article