Diversity Dialogues

Our next Diversity Dialogue is...


Best Practices in LGBT-Patient Centered Care for Hospitals

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

10:00 a.m. PT, 11:00 a.m. MT, Noon CT, 1:00 p.m. ET



Tari Hanneman

Health and Aging Associate Director

Human Rights Campaign



Marci Hoze

Director, Patient Care Services

UC Davis Medical Center


How are the nation’s hospitals responding to intensifying calls to provide LGBT patient-centered care? Are they embracing new legal, regulatory and accreditation requirements to provide equitable, knowledgeable, sensitive and welcoming care? In this 90-minute webinar, Tari Hanneman, who oversees the Human Rights Campaign’s national LGBT Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), will provide perspectives on these questions, as well as an overview on what hospitals are doing (and not doing) in the LGBT realm. Hanneman also will discuss policies and practices affecting LGBT patients and employees that hospitals have been swiftest to implement, including challenges in executing them.

Marci Hoze, director of patient care services at UC Davis Medical Center, will discuss how UC Davis Medical Center has implemented a variety of LGBT best practices and has become a leader in the field of LGBT patient-centered care.


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About Tari Hanneman:

Tari Hanneman is the Associate Director of the Health and Aging Program at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In that capacity she oversees the annual LGBT Healthcare Equality Index. Hanneman has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, primarily focused in the areas of health and women’s issues. Prior to joining HRC, she served as the initial director of The Women’s Fund of Winston-Salem, where she led all aspects of developing the Fund’s programs and brand in the community. Prior to her move to North Carolina, she served in a number of roles at The California Endowment, one of the nation's largest health foundations. She also has worked for elected officials and environmental, reproductive rights, and HIV/AIDS organizations. Hanneman has a master’s in public administration with an emphasis on nonprofit management from the University of Southern California, where she also did her undergraduate work.


About Marci Hoze:

Marci Hoze, RN, joined UC Davis Medical Center as a clinical nurse in the Emergency Department in 1997. She has held a variety of positions, including staff nurse, assistant nurse manager and nurse manager prior to accepting her current position in 2013.  Her areas of responsibility include: NSICU; transplant, hematology/oncology, surgical and neurology acute care and rehabilitation inpatient units; apheresis/peripheral stem cell collection/PICC services, pulmonary services lab and AIM services; social services; labor relations and collective bargaining; licensing and certification; clinical nurse specialists; organ donation; and the wound care program.  Hoze also is the lead on the UC Davis Medical Center sepsis mortality reduction committee and a member of the Vice Chancellor’s LGBTQI Advisory Committee.

Hoze graduated with a bachelor of science in nursing from California State University, Sacramento in 1996. She received a master's in public dministration from the University of San Francisco in 2011 and attended the Wharton Nursing Leaders Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 2008.


This webinar is presented in conjunction with the Rainbow Healthcare Leaders Association (RHLA). 

The RHLA is a national organization with a mission to enhance the representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) healthcare executives and to promote high quality care for LGBT individuals and their families.




Institute for Diversity Members: FREE

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Upcoming Diversity Dialogues:   

Wednesday, September 30, 12:00 p.m. CT -  “ Oregon Health and Science’s Journey to Creating an Inclusive Environment for Patients and Staff.”

Duration: 90 minutes

Presenter: Leslie Garcia, Assistant Chief Diversity Officer, Vice Provost & Director, Oregon Health and Science

For questions about the Diversity Dialogue series, please contact Pam Janniere, manager of membership, marketing and education, at (312) 422-2691 or pjanniere@aha.org.

Updated: May 20, 2015