Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex Mayo Employee Resource Group (LGBTI MERG)

Mayo Clinic provides care in a welcoming, respectful and culturally competent manner that is inclusive to patients of all sexual orientations and/or gender identities and expressions. Mayo Clinic seeks to ensure that care provided to patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) is consistent with Mayo values of respect, integrity, compassion and healing.

Experience and expertise

Mayo Clinic is committed to inclusivity and health equity for all patient populations the organization serves. Mayo Clinic seeks to be a leader in understanding health disparities so that best practices are implemented to ensure patients' diverse health needs are met.

Staff and students

Equal opportunity

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Mayo Clinic participates in E-Verify and may provide the Social Security Administration and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

Employee support

The LGBTI MERG works to ensure Mayo Clinic is able to serve all people who visit or come to Mayo Clinic for health care in a welcoming, respectful and culturally competent manner. The LGBTI MERG provides Mayo Clinic leadership with actionable information on the unique needs and health disparities commonly experienced by the LGBTI community, Mayo patients and employees among them.

A major goal of the LGBTI MERG is to ensure that care provided by Mayo Clinic to this community is consistent with Mayo values of respect, integrity, compassion and healing. The LGBTI MERG continues to shape an inclusive work environment and community using programming created independently and in cooperation with other organizations and employee resource groups.

Leading the way

Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus earns top score on 2018 Healthcare Equality Index

Mayo Clinic's Minnesota campus has been recognized as a 2018 LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Leader, registering a top score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, a civil rights organization, on its 2018 Healthcare Equality Index. The index evaluates health care facilities' "policies and practices related to the equity and inclusion of their [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer] patients, visitors and employees." Mayo is one of four health care providers in Minnesota designated as leaders and one of 418 nationally.

Mayo Clinic recognized as a DiversityInc Top Hospital and Health System

Mayo Clinic was named to DiversityInc's Top Hospitals and Health Systems ranking for the seventh consecutive year in 2018. Mayo was ranked among the top health care organizations for its commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity. Mayo's efforts toward building a diverse workforce, developing talent through mentorship programs, promoting an inclusive environment for patients and staff, and prioritizing this work at a leadership level were factored into its ranking. In recent years, Mayo has seen an increase in the number of departments represented by department diversity leaders, who serve on their departments' leadership teams and identify department-specific needs and priorities. Mayo Employee Resource Groups, employee-organized groups that form around common dimensions of diversity, also have grown in numbers and membership across the organization. Diversity leaders and group members advance best practices.

Comprehensive care