(Chicago, IL, September 28, 2018) – Today, as part of its ongoing commitment to a fair and just workplace, Howard Brown Health agreed to voluntarily recognize a requested nurses’ union.

Adding comment to the announcement, David Ernesto Munar, President and CEO of Howard Brown Health, said:

“Today’s announcement aligns with Howard Brown Health’s values, which include respecting and listening to our employees. The high-quality and compassionate care provided by Howard Brown is made possible because of our employees’ considerable skills and dedication to public health and outstanding patient care. Howard Brown is a nonprofit, community-based organization committed to serving patients, including many with financial challenges, with excellent healthcare. Equally important to our organization is a commitment to our employees to have choice and a quality workplace. Values such as diversity, social justice, equity, inclusion, empathy, and human rights reflect our work and mission – to serve as a catalyst for better health and wellness among LGBTQ people and our allies.”

Howard Brown Health exists to eliminate the disparities in healthcare experienced by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people through research, education and the provision of services that promote health and wellness. Howard Brown is the largest LGBTQ organization in the Midwest, providing primary and specialty healthcare, social services, and infectious disease screenings to more than 35,000 people each year. The 10 clinics span the City of Chicago, from Englewood to Rogers Park. For more information, visit howardbrown.org.

Media Inquiries:

Erik Roldan, Director of Marketing and Communications, Howard Brown Health

ErikR@howardbrown.org, (cell) 312.206.2167