West View earns LGBTQ Safe Zone certification

SAFE ZONE: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has added West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Warwick to its growing list of LGBTQ Safe Zone certified providers. From left, Matthew Cooper, activities and social services; Pam Masciarott, social worker; Rachel Rodas, dietary aid; and Erica Lewis, social worker. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
SAFE ZONE: Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island has added West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Warwick to its growing list of LGBTQ Safe Zone certified providers. From left, Matthew Cooper, activities and social services; Pam Masciarott, social worker; Rachel Rodas, dietary aid; and Erica Lewis, social worker. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
Effective relationships with doctors and care facilities require trust, which is difficult to come by for many in the LGBTQ community. But West View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Warwick is extending an inclusive hand aimed at fostering such relationships by becoming the first skilled nursing facility in the state to earn certification as…

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