LGBTQ Health Leader

We strive to ensure an inclusive and supportive environment for patients, visitors, physicians, nurses, and staff throughout Jackson Health System who identify as or are perceived as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ).

We Pride Ourselves in our Specialty Care

Jackson Health System provides world-class care—care that’s sensitive to the concerns of the LGBTQ community. For eight years, Jackson Health System has been named a “Leader in LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ 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.

We Pride Ourselves in our Specialty Care

Jackson Health System provides world-class care—care that’s sensitive to the concerns of the LGBTQ community. For eight years, Jackson Health System has been named a “Leader in LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ 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.

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Family-Centered

We consider any person who plays a significant role in an individual’s socio-emotional life to be family.

Read our definition of family
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Inclusive

We’re devoted to the principles of equity, fairness, and respect for all people.

Learn about how we value diversity and are committed to principles of equality
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Compassionate

We take pride in delivering care that is focused on you and your unique needs, as well as fostering a supportive work environment for our employees.

See how our values play an integral part in how our health system operates
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Understanding

We’re committed to promoting wellness among our diverse communities, so we provide a wide array of services through education and outreach initiatives.

Learn about our variety of programs catered to the LGBTQ community and more
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Leading

We’ve been consistently recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

Access several resources to help you better plan for your family

Expert

We provide world-class care – care that’s sensitive to the concerns of the LGBTQ community.

Read our Jackson Miracle Stories and see how we’re always thinking of you when you need general, specialty or emergency care

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.

Jackson: A Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

For eight years, Jackson Health System has been named a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) report is an annual survey published by the HRC Foundation. Six Jackson facilities – Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson North Medical Center, Jackson South Medical Center, the former Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital (now replaced by the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial), Holtz Children’s Hospital/The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, and Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital –earned 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.

Visit the www.hrc.org/heiHealthcare Equality Index website for more information or to download a free copy of the report.

We also pride ourselves in our community involvement:

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

Jackson: A Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

For eight years, Jackson Health System has been named a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation.

The Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) report is an annual survey published by the HRC Foundation. Six Jackson facilities – Jackson Memorial Hospital, Jackson North Medical Center, Jackson South Medical Center, the former Jackson Rehabilitation Hospital (now replaced by the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial), Holtz Children’s Hospital/The Women’s Hospital at Jackson Memorial, and Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital –earned 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.

Visit the www.hrc.org/heiHealthcare Equality Index website for more information or to download a free copy of the report.

We also pride ourselves in our community involvement:

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

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.

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.

Resources at Jackson

Advance directive form
Designate a healthcare surrogate and describe your living will wishes.

Guest services
Whether inpatient or outpatient, from treatment through discharge, all services are delivered in a structured, supportive, and safe environment

Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital
Jackson Health System provides comprehensive mental and behavioral health services as part of its continuum of care as one of America’s finest academic teaching facilities.