LGBTQ+ Inclusive Policies

Providing inclusive care and support is a priority for Cooper University Health Care. As part of our commitment, we have ensured that our policies meet the specific needs of our LGBTQ+ patients, families, and employees. 

Patient Care

Cooper University Health Care employees and those agents who practice within the hospital shall provide medical care with a humane and dignified concern for the patient regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, age marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, family status, disability, nationality, sex, gender identity and/or expression or source of lawful income.

Policy 3.116 - Patient's Rights and Responsibilities

Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Patients

Cooper University Health Care does not discriminate against any person on the basis of gender identity or gender expressions.

Policy 3.114 - Transgender Patients, Gender Identity & Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Policy

Employment Non-Discrimination

It is the policy of Cooper University Health Care not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnic background, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, pregnancy, disability, handicap, service in the Armed Forces of the United States, or protected veteran status, except as otherwise permitted by law.

To this end, whenever a vacancy exists, Cooper shall endeavor to ensure that the recruitment process is conducted in a consistent and non-discriminatory manner and that the most qualified candidate is selected.

Policy 8.101 - Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Statement

Visitor Policy

In general, visits in the hospital should be made during the hospital visiting hours. In addition, patients have the right to a support person (Care Partner) of the patient’s choice for support during the course of stay. This individual may or may not be the patient’s surrogate decision maker or legally authorized representative (i.e., family member, friend or other individual regardless of type of relationship).

The hospital prohibits discrimination based on race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, familial status, nationality, age, sex, ethnicity, religion, culture, language, physical or mental disability, socioeconomic status, source of lawful income, and gender identity or expression.

Policy 3.115 - Visitation and/or Care Partner Guidelines