Middlesex Health offers a comprehensive transgender program that it is very proud of—one that continues to grow. It ensures that all LGBTQ individuals have access to the care they need.
We are joined by APRN, Middlesex Health Transgender Medicine Program Medical Director, Kathryn Tierney and Middlesex Health Patient, Darien Dunham to share the resources Middlesex Health has to offer the LGBTQ community.
Middlesex has a network of providers who work with people who are transgender to meet specific needs. This network includes primary care physicians, surgeons and other specialists. Middlesex works to coordinate services throughout its health system and has revised policies and procedures and practices, addressed facility issues and provided education on transgender matters to staff and the community.
In addition, Middlesex also leads a gender discussion group, which is free and open to the public. It attracts people of all ages who are questioning gender identity, who are in the process of transition, who have gone through transition or who are allies to those who are transgender. The group meets on the first Tuesday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Bengston-Wood Building at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown.
These are all actions that have resulted in better care for members of the LGBTQ community, and these actions are not going unnoticed. Middlesex is caring for more LGBTQ patients, and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation has recognized Middlesex Health’s efforts by designating Middlesex as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.”
For more information about Middlesex’s transgender program, visit MiddlesexHealth.org, or call 860-358-3460.