LA LGBT Center professionals join NUHW
Three-dozen physicians, nurses, social workers, and other professionals at the Los Angeles LGBT Center voted unanimously this month to join NUHW. These professionals deliver primary care, sexual health care and preventive services, mental health care, and addiction recovery services to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
Created in 1969, the LA LGBT Center now employs more than 700 workers and provides services for more LGBT people than any other organization in the world. But its professional workers receive below-average wages that has resulted in chronic turnover affecting patient care. Doctors often don’t have enough time to spend with patients.
“I voted YES to join NUHW because I want to fight for improved quality of care for patients,” Dr. Matt Sexter said. “We need to have longer appointment times.”