Mountainside Care Center named leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality


Margaretville – Mountainside Residential Care Center (MRCC) has been recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality” in the Healthcare Equality Index 2013, an annual survey conducted by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the country’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) organization.
MRCC earned top marks for its commitment to equitable, inclusive care for LGBT patients and their families, who can face significant challenges in securing adequate healthcare.
Philip Mehl, Administrator of MRCC, said the healthcare facility was one of 464 nationwide to be named a leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality.
“Congratulations to our outstanding staff for meeting and exceeding criteria for equitable care,” said Mehl. “We are proud to guarantee equal visitation and rights for same-sex partners and families and have strong non-discrimination policies and meaningful education for LGBT residents, visitors and staff members.”
MRCC was congratulated by HRC Health & Aging Director Shane Snowdon.
“LGBT patients deeply appreciate the welcoming environment provided by a Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality,” said Snowdon. “It makes a big difference to know that your local healthcare facility is fully committed to giving you the same care it gives your neighbors and co-workers.”
Mountainside Residential Care Center is an 82-bed Skilled Nursing Home Facility. It is located off Route 28, Margaretville. Mountainside offers personalized professional assistance, supportive services and compassionate care.