SEATTLE, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Group Health has been awarded a perfect score in the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Group Health joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned the top CEI score of 100 percent also are named the "Best Places to Work" in the U.S.
"Group Health's reputation as a leader in LGBT equality is validated every year by this survey," says Paul Sherman, M.D., Executive Medical Director of Group Health. "This recognition from the Human Rights Campaign affirms that we are moving in the right direction and continue to make progress to provide a truly inclusive work place and patient experience as part of our mission to bring affordable, quality health insurance and health care to our members and the community."
The 2017 CEI rated 1,043 businesses in the report, which evaluates LGBT-related policies and practices including non-discrimination workplace protections, domestic partner benefits, transgender-inclusive health care benefits, competency programs, and public engagement with the LGBT community. For a list of criteria that comprise the Index's objective rankings and the corporations measured on the CEI benchmark, visit www.hrc.org.
About Group Health
Group Health Cooperative offers a unique health care system, care delivery and insurance coverage, in order to achieve one goal – affordable, quality health care for all. Our innovative practices at 25 medical centers and within major Washington hospitals have earned national recognition for medical quality, disease prevention, and evidence-based treatments. These priorities have remained the same since we began serving patients in 1947. As a nonprofit organization, Group Health helps more than 600,000 patients throughout Washington state achieve better health. Our focus on preventive care, combined with medical education, a charitable foundation and a nationally recognized research institute, advances health in the community in a way no one else can. Group Health supports events, programs, and organizations that share this commitment to strengthening health in our communities. For more information about Group Health, visit www.ghc.org.
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