Promoting LGBT equity and inclusion: Members of the MGH Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Employee Resource Group – from left, Yonghau Tan, Wrene Robyn, Mario Rodas, Reiner See and Kevin Knoblock – hosted an information table in the White Lobby on March 29 as part of National LGBT Health Week. Visitors could pick up information about LGBT patient health and find out what initiatives are happening at the MGH. Throughout the week, rainbow awareness ribbons also were distributed. “At MGH we are committed to quality health care for LGBT patients, their families and our employees,” says Rodas, of Physical Therapy Services and LGBT Employee Group chair. “Everyone is valued here, and we promote equity and inclusion for the diverse patient population we serve. Health disparities exist within the LGBT patient population and we need to be aware of the needs of all our patients in order to provide the best patient care available.”

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