Providing safe, compassionate care to LGBTQ community

June is Pride Month, an annual celebration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

Norton Healthcare is an inclusive health care provider and received the designation as a “2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader” as part of the Human Rights Campaign’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). Continuing education for providers about LGBTQ health is imperative for our community and organization.

Amy Laura Holthouser, M.D., associate dean for medical education at the University of Louisville recently gave a presentation at Norton Hospital on improving health care for the LGBTQ community.

Holthouser’s talk was based around objectives including:

  • How can we improve care for all?
  • What does this patient group expect from health care professionals?
  • What are some of the unique health care needs of the LGBTQ community?

You are encouraged to view Dr. Holthouser’s presentation here. And for more information about Norton Healthcare’s designation as a “2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader,” visit the Human Right’s Campaign’s HEI site.

About Dr. Holthouser

Amy Laura Holthouser, M.D., is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine, where she completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Holthouser now serves as the associate dean for undergraduate medical education for the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

Dr. Holthouser is an award-winning teacher who has been recognized by the school, university, local community and nationally for her groundbreaking work in medical education. She has received grant funding through the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to develop medical school curriculum at the national level. Her current medical school curriculum development work, designed to decrease health care disparities affecting LGBTQ patients, is grant-funded by the National Institute for Health Care Management.


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