2023 Winning Hospitals


Good hospitals are vital to healthy communities.

VIDEO: Our July 18, 2023 launch event featuring Veronica Flores, CEO of Rising Communities; Read Pierce, MD, Chief Quality Officer of Denver Health; Julie Menin, New York City Council Member; and Vikas Saini, MD, president of the Lown Institute.

The Lown Institute Hospitals Index is the first to measure Social Responsibility for more than 3,600 hospitals nationwide. The Index evaluates hospitals on over 50 metrics across categories of health equity, value, and outcomes(press release | methodology

Key Takeaways

  • HONOR ROLL: Out of more than 3,600 hospitals, only 54 achieved “A”s on equity, value, and outcomes, earning a place on the Lown Index Honor Roll.
  • HIGH CEO PAY NOT REQUIRED: Of the honor roll hospitals with data available, 70% paid their CEOs less than the average for hospitals of similar size.
  • U.S. NEWS HOSPITALS: None of the 2022-23 U.S. News Honor Roll hospitals received “A” grades in equity. Most did well in the value and outcomes categories.
  • REPEAT WINNERS: Fifteen of the straight “A” hospitals also appeared on the list last year, and four of these hospitals have been on the honor roll three times in a row.
  • MOST IMPROVED: Ninety-one hospitals raised their social responsibility grade from a “C” in 2021 to an “A” in 2023.

Media inquiries should be directed to Aaron Toleos, vice president of communications for the Lown Institute, at atoleos@lowninstitute.org.