Welcoming Our New Medical Director!

Today, the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective (HGLHC) would like to announce the appointment of Dr. Dana Bishop, DNP as their new full-time onsite Medical Director. This latest addition marks a significant milestone in the organization’s four-decade-long journey of fostering health, well-being, and equal access to quality healthcare services within the Hartford region.

Dana Bishop, brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and a deep commitment to holistic and inclusive healthcare, derived from a robust, 39-year medical career. Possessing a Doctorate in Nursing Practice, Dana is poised to elevate the medical services offered by the HGLHC, ensuring comprehensive and culturally competent
care tailored to the unique needs of every patient. This position will bolster the organization’s existing programs, which include dental services, HIV/STI prevention and treatment, support groups, health education, and food delivery.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Bishop to our passionate care team,” said David Grant, Executive Director of HGLHC. “His extensive experience and dedication align perfectly with our organization’s mission and values. Dana’s leadership will undoubtedly propel us forward in our ongoing efforts to enhance healthcare accessibility
and equity.”

For 40 years, the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective has been a staunch advocate and a trusted healthcare provider for the LGBTQIA+ and broader communities of Connecticut. The organization’s enduring commitment to dignity, respect, and quality professional care has established it as a cornerstone of support and a safe haven free of judgment or prejudice.

“I am both honored and excited to step into the role of Medical Director of the Hartford Gay and Lesbian Health Collective,” Bishop said. “I will tirelessly advocate for, and serve, the vibrant and diverse communities of Connecticut and work to strengthen the health collective’s ability to provide healthcare access and equity to
traditionally underserved populations.”

E John McGarvey, President of HGLHC’s Board of Directors, said “The board welcomes Dr Dana Bishop as a valued member of our HGLHC family. Hiring a full-time medical director is essential for mission delivery and the future growth of the organization.”

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