Fulton State Hospital has joined the growing ranks of hospitals across the state of Missouri, who are becoming leaders in LGBT health.
Having been reviewed by PROMO Fund and upon their successful incorporation of several LGBT welcoming policies, Fulton State Hospital has demonstrated that their facility has the policies necessary to receive a leader status. PROMO applauds the efforts taken by the hospital to ensure that all of its patients are able to receive the care they need, free from discrimination.
Among the policy changes that will affect Fulton State Hospital includes updates to both its patient and employee nondiscrimination protections to include gender identity, along with each LGBT policy being readily accessible to all of their patients. We are proud that Fulton State Hospital now protects all its patients and employees equally, including our transgender and gender nonconforming community.
“At Fulton State Hospital we strive to provide hope and inspire recovery, which can only happen in a place that is welcoming to all. The work of administration, the Cultural Competence Council, and the entire FSH community has made us a leader in creating a place welcoming to LGBT individuals, both staff and clients.” said Stacie Bickel, Chairman of the Cultural Competence Council at Fulton State Hospital.
Though state law still does not protect against LGBT discrimination, Fulton State Hospital has gone above and beyond to make sure their facility remains LGBT welcoming to all that seek care. The actions taken by the Cultural Competence Council, who reviewed our request for consideration, demonstrates their acceptance and willingness to work together to help create environments where LGBT patients and employees thrive.
PROMO Fund will continue to work to create spaces where LGBT Missourians can seek care in our health and social service organizations, without the fear of discrimination.