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HEI - 2016Jackson Health System provides world-class care – care that’s sensitive to the concerns of the LGBT community. For the sixth consecutive year, Jackson Health System has been named a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.” Jackson is one of a select group of healthcare systems nationwide to receive this recognition by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

It’s because we deliver inclusive, compassionate care to you, your partner and the rest of your family, always striving to:

  • Ensure access to culturally competent treatment and prevention services
  • Address mental and medical disorders with expert behavioral health services
  • Educate the LGBT community on important healthcare issues and initiatives
  • Enhance special programs, like the South Florida AIDS Network

Think of us when you need general, specialty or emergency care, because we’re always thinking of you.

"Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality"

For the sixth consecutive year, Jackson Health System has been named a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) 2016 report, an annual survey published by the HRC Foundation, awarded six Jackson facilities – Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson North Medical Center, Jackson South Community Hospital, Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital/The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, and  Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital– top marks for their policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) patients and their families. These policies include patient and employment non-discrimination, visitation and cultural competency training for staff.

For more information about the Healthcare Equality Index, or to download a free copy of the report, visit www.hrc.org/hei.

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What You Need to Know

Many people today are concerned about the medical care decisions that would be made for them if they become seriously ill and unable to speak for themselves. Florida law allows you to state your wishes and/or choose someone to make decisions for you, using a form called an advance directive. There are two types of advance directives: living wills and healthcare surrogates. At Jackson Health System, our advance directive form covers both topics. You can fill out our advance directive before admission or fill it out during admission at our hospitals.

Download our advance directive form to designate a healthcare surrogate and describe your living will wishes.

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Health Resources

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Community Involvement

  • Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce
  • Winter Party Festival
  • Miami Beach Gay Pride Festival
  • Aqua Girl
  • Point Foundation
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Our Definition of Family

“Any person who plays a significant role in an individual’s socio-emotional life. This may include a person not legally related to the individual. Members of ‘family’ may include spouses, domestic partners, and both different-sex and same-sex significant others. ‘Family’ may include a minor patient’s parents, regardless of the gender of either parent.”

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