The Lown Institute Hospitals Index is a new kind of hospital ranking, one that takes into account the full breadth of what hospitals do. It evaluates hospitals’ performance based on how well they treat their patients, their commitment to providing high-value care, and their investment in community health.
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 solutions and the care that Americans want and need. The Lown Institute received no funding from any outside source for this project.
The Lown Hospitals Index serves as the data source for the “Best Hospitals for America” feature in the Washington Monthly’s July/August 2020 issue.
metrics advisory council
Kevin Barnett, DrPH, MCP
Public Health Institute
Hospitals are in a unique position to improve health equity, using data and health expertise to focus assets in communities where health inequities are concentrated."
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