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Posted: 10/2/2013

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WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER EARNS 2013 LEADER IN LGBT HEALTHCARE EQUALITY
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is among eight health systems in Ohio, and the only one in Columbus, to earn the 2013 Leaders in LGBT Healthcare Equality status. This honor includes The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC-James). In order to achieve this status, each hospital had to meet all “Core Four” criteria for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender patient-centered care in the recent release of the Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index. Only 464 healthcare facilities nationwide earned this distinction. The “Core Four” leader criteria include patient non-discrimination, equal visitation, employment non-discrimination and training in LGBT patient-centered care. The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is a resource for healthcare organizations seeking to provide equitable, inclusive care to LGBT Americans—and for LGBT Americans seeking healthcare organizations with a demonstrated commitment to their care.
 
WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER CHOSEN TO HELP PILOT NATIONAL INITIATIVE
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have been chosen among four institutions to pilot the Primary Care Faculty Development Initiative (PCFDI), a national initiative to transform primary care training in family medicine, internal medicine and pediatrics. This initiative is one of the first national faculty development projects that bring together three disciplines in a pilot program to advance graduate medical education. The curriculum for the initiative will focus on six key components: leadership, change management, teamwork, population management, clinical microsystems and competency assessment. These components all connect directly to patient centered care from the perspective of a primary care residency and are critical skill areas that have been identified as urgent priorities by policy-makers and faculty within the academic communities of the three primary care disciplines. The other institutions participating include Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, the University of Minnesota and the University of Nebraska. 
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Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or Alexis.Shaw2@osumc.edu