3.1. Model Systems Hospitals that are Healthcare Equity Index Leaders
Model Systems Hospitals* that are Healthcare Equity Index Leaders†
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
- San Jose, CA
- Mount Sinai
- New York, NY
- University of Pittsburg Medical Center
- Pittsburg, PA
*What is a Model Systems Hospital?
“Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model System, sponsored by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR), Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, supports innovative projects and research in the delivery, demonstration, and evaluation of medical, rehabilitation, vocational and other services to meet the needs of individuals with SCI.
NIDILRR awards SCI Model Systems Center grants to institutions that are national leaders in medical research and patient care and provide the highest level of comprehensive specialty services, from the point of injury through rehabilitation and re-entry into full community life.
Each SCI Model Systems Center contributes to the SCI Model Systems Data Center, participates in independent and collaborative research, and provides information and resources to individuals with SCI, their family and care givers, health care professionals and the general public” (MSKTC).
†What is the Healthcare Equity Index?
“In its 13th year, the Healthcare Equality Index (HEI) is the national LGBTQ benchmarking tool that evaluates healthcare facilities' policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their LGBTQ patients, visitors and employees. The HEI 2020 evaluates more than 1,700 healthcare facilities nationwide. Every year, we recognize the health care facilities that participate in the HEI for their dedication and commitment to LGBTQ inclusion” (HRC).