M Health Fairview

Minnesota
Health Care Equipment and Services

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

M Health Fairview is a healthcare system that has resulted from a partnership between the University of Minnesota Medical School and Fairview Health Services. M Health Fairview has endorsed the Equality Act, and the organization has reiterated that it supports the provision of treatments such as pubertal blockers to youths under the age of 18. M Health Fairview has funded a local Pride event and supports gender transition surgeries as well as abortion access as allowed by law. M Health Fairview does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees, and the system has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ+ policies. M Health Fairview has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs, and the company does not discriminate against religious organizations in its sponsorship program. For these reasons, M Health Fairview receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

Risk Level
Rationale

M Health Fairview received a score of 90 on the Corporate Equality Index from the Human Rights Campaign. Among other requirements, M Health Fairview has pledged to vet vendors for LGBTQ+ policy (1). However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships due to views or beliefs.

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

M Health Fairview does not have a rule discriminating against religious organizations in its sponsorship program (1).

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Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Fairview, primary parent company of M Health Fairview, does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

Risk Level
Rationale

M Health Fairview is a member of the Business Coalition for the Equality Act (1). The company has stated that it will provide treatment such as pubertal blockers to youths under the age of 18 (2)(3). The company has engaged in some Pride-related advocacy on social media (4).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

M Health Fairview funded an LGBTQ Pride event in the Twin Cities focusing on transgender affirming surgeries (1). M Health Fairview covers and performs gender transition-related surgeries (2)(3).

Criteria

Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

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N/A
Rationale

M Health Fairview does not operate a PAC at this time.

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August 9, 2023

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