Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Kicks Off Pride Month with Their Annual Pride Flag Raising, and Debut of Their Newly Painted Rainbow Crosswalk
June 1, 2023 — Today, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), in Livingston, NJ, proudly raised the pride flag, kicking off Pride Month, in their continuing efforts to make CBMC an equitable healthcare space for all communities. From the moment you walk across the newly painted rainbow crosswalk, to the pride flag, raised high in the sky, it signifies that CBMC is a safe place for LGBTQ+ acceptance and representation, honoring every “walk” of life.
CBMC’s President and CEO, Richard L. Davis, welcomed staff and dignitaries sharing, “Pride is more than a day, a week, or a month at CBMC. We are gathered on our newly painted rainbow crosswalk which represents our conviction to equality for all. I am also here to thank you for providing exceptional care to ALL our patients, no matter their identity. We recognize Pride Month each June, but our commitment to LGBTQ+ equality is embedded in our culture throughout the year.”
Michael Vieira, Livingston Township Mayor; Assemblyman John F. McKeon, District 27, NJ General Assembly; Jill Hirsch, District Director for the New Jersey Office of Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill; and Reggie Bledsoe, Director of the Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs also shared comments throughout the ceremony, which was attended by staff, patients and visitors.
CBMC is proud to hold the designation as a “Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality” from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation since 2016.