This article features Mary Jo LaPosta, a patient and mother of Smileboston team member, Andrew LaPosta.
Ms. LaPosta is the senior vice president for patient care at Saratoga Hospital in Saratoga Springs, New York. Last year, the hospital was recognized as a “Leader in LGBT Healthcare Equality,” a distinction given only to 23 health care organizations statewide.
Ms. LaPosta said that the hospital began having conversations with employees interested in the LGBT community and focused on opportunities within the organization’s culture to identify where they could do better. While the hospital has made great strides in welcoming members of the LGBT community, “the effort of inclusion is ongoing,” says LaPosta.