At Envision Healthcare, we are committed to promoting equality and respect for all. We acknowledge our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer and/or questioning (LGBTQ+) teammates, patients and community members. As a leading national medical group, we have an opportunity to continue building awareness about the LGBTQ+ community and help make sure they have access to quality, equitable care.  

Recently, three Envision teammates discussed how everyone can be more aware of their biases and better support LGBTQ+ community members. Listen to the experiences of and advice from:  

  • Jacob Byrne
    Vice President of Revenue Cycle Transformation
    Identifies as gay
    Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • Julie Johns, DO, PLLC
    Site Medical Director, Geriatric Emergency Medicine Director and Quality Director
    Identifies as lesbian
    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
  • Yara Nielsenshultz, RN, MS, CPHQ
    Senior Director for Care Management and Quality, the Clinical Center of Excellence
    Identifies as an ally
    Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

For additional information on the LGBTQ+ community and allyship, explore the following resources:

Learning About the LGBTQ+ Community

Size and representation of the LGBTQ+ community – Gallup Improving the Lives and Rights of LGBTQ People in America – Center for American Progress National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health 2021 – The Trevor Project

Understanding Healthcare for LGBTQ+ Members

LGBTQ+ and Mental Health – LifeSpeak Teaching LGBTQ+ Health – Stanford University

Being an Ally

Being an LGBTQ Ally – Human Rights Campaign Guidelines for Care of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Patients – Gay & Lesbian Medical Association Creating an LGBTQ-friendly practice – American Medical Association