LGBTQIA+ Community at LifeBridge Health

Our Commitment to Inclusive Care

Healthcare for the LGBTQIA+ Community

LGBTQIA+ patients are welcomed and supported at all LifeBridge Health facilities, and we remain focused on a continuous vision for improving the experiences of this community in the field of healthcare. LifeBridge Health promises to remain devoted and dynamic in its efforts to dissolve the many barriers faced by LGBTQIA+ individuals seeking healthcare.

AffirmCare at LifeBridge Health

Specially focused on the needs of the LGBTQIA+ community, our AffirmCare center in Towson provides primary care services for all in an environment that is safe, inclusive and affirming.


The Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index honors facilities that have shown their commitment to LGBTQ+ patient-centered care and the equitable treatment and inclusion of their LGBTQ+ patients, visitors and employees.

Awarded to:

  • Sinai Hospital
  • Northwest Hospital

LGBTQ+ patients face very significant challenges in health care: 56 percent of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people report experiences of serious discrimination, while 70 percent of transgender people report serious discrimination. In response, CMS and The Joint Commission have issued requirements for LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion. The HEI is an annual online survey designed to meet the needs of all health care organizations seeking to provide optimal care to LGBTQ+ patients and to meet CMS and Joint Commission requirements related to this underserved population. The survey rates hospitals and health care facilities on policies and best practices in LGBTQ+ patient-centered care in four key areas: non-discrimination and staff training; patient services and support; employee benefits and policies; and patient and community engagement.


LifeBridge Health is an equal opportunity employer, and we take pride in the diversity of our team members from across the network. We offer comprehensive and inclusive benefit plans that provide support for LGBTQ-specific services and every type of family. To view our current job openings, visit lifejobs.org.

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