Client: Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Outlet: Windy City Times

RobertGarofalo.PhotobyGretchenRachelHammond-20colorAnn & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago recently set a national precedent by becoming the first hospital in the United States to adopt a program and policy initiative safeguarding the civil rights of transgender and gender-nonconforming youth, further ensuring that every patient receives exceptional health care:

“The health issues of the transgender and gender nonconforming population bled into civil rights issues. We were being asked to take stands on civil rights cases, for example the bathroom case in Palatine. There were repeated requests for us to write an amicus brief or sign a petition and we realized that the hospital had policies in place but they were not generally designed for a rapid response. So we initiated a conversation with Lurie Hospital leadership to adopt a broad, sweeping policy supporting the health, wellbeing and civil rights of the kids that we see. It helps us be more expedient in doing the work that we want to do.”

Windy City Times, “Lurie Hospital becomes first in U.S. to adopt trans-inclusive policy,” March 24, 2016