The Lown Institute Hospitals Index is the first ranking to define clear, measurable standards for hospital social responsibility. We examine performance across three primary metrics: Outcomes, Value, and Equity.
While most rankings measure just patient outcomes, the Lown Index takes into account the full breadth of what hospitals do as care providers, employers, and community partners. By setting these benchmarks, we seek to shine a light on those hospitals that provide exceptional, high-value patient care to all who need it in their community -- and encourage all hospitals to follow their example.
The Lown Institute is a nonpartisan think tank that believes a radically better American health system is possible. We conduct research, convene experts, and spark public debate to bridge the gap between existing public policy and the care that Americans want, need, and deserve. The Lown Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and received no funding from any outside source for this project.
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Dr. Bernard Lown
The Lown Institute
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