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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)
The Lown Hospitals Index measures social responsibility as a composite of performance on equity, value, and outcomes. These 54 hospitals (out of over 3,600) received straight “A” grades in all three of these categories, giving them the highest rankings in overall social responsibility.
Fifteen of the 2023 honor roll hospitals also appeared on the list last year, and four hospitals have been on the honor roll three times in a row, including the #1 ranked Duke Regional Medical Center.
* honor roll in 2022 and 2023
**honor roll in 2021, 2022, and 2023
These are the highest-ranked hospitals for social responsibility in each state.
SOUTHEAST HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER
Ketchikan Medical Center
Banner – University Medical Center South
CONWAY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, INC
Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
UCHealth Greeley Hospital
HCA Florida Osceola Hospital
Piedmont Athens Regional
Kaukini Medical Center
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Nampa
Advocate Sherman Hospital
Saint Joseph Mishawaka Medical Center
MercyOne Dubuque Medical Center
The University of Kansas Hospital – Bell Hospital Tower
UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY HOSPITAL
West Jefferson Medical Center
SMHC Medical Center
Adventist HealthCare White Oak Medical Center
SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE BROCKTON HOSPITAL
Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Wing
Baptist Memorial Hospital – Union County
Progress West Hospital
LOGAN HEALTH MEDICAL CENTER
Bellevue Medical Center
Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center
HUNTERDON MEDICAL CENTER
Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center
Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital
Duke Regional Hospital
CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Center
South Pointe Hospital
Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Ontario
St. Luke’s University Hospital – Bethlehem Campus
Landmark Medical Center
BON SECOURS-ST FRANCIS XAVIER HOSPITAL
Avera Sacred Heart Hospital
TriStar Horizon Medical Center
Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas
Salt Lake City
SOUTHWESTERN VERMONT MEDICAL CENTER
Sentara CarePlex Hospital
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
MultiCare Auburn Medical Center
Potomac Valley Hospital
ST CROIX REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
Saint Croix Falls
MEMORIAL HOSPITAL SWEETWATER COUNTY
While most 2022-23 US News Honor Roll hospitals received “A” grades in outcomes and value, none received “A” grades in equity.
CEO pay ranged from about $500,000 at Michigan Medicine to more than $12 million at NYU Langone.
*CEO of Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical center also President of UCLA Health; Stanford Hospital CEO also CEO of Stanford Healthcare; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center CEO also CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System; Compensation for Massachusetts General Hospital include compensation for multiple administrators that served that year; Compensation for Brigham and Women’s Hospital includes compensation for multiple administrators that served that year; Mayo Clinic (Rochester) CEO also CEO of Mayo Clinic System; New York-Presbyterian hospital CEO also CEO of New York-Presbyterian system; NYU Langone Hospitals CEO also Dean of NYU; Cleveland Clinic hospital CEO also CEO of Cleveland Clinic health system.
The Lown Hospitals Index measures hospital social responsibility as a composite of 53 metrics across patient outcomes, value of care, and health equity. Hospitals with “A” grades on each of the three major categories achieve honor roll designation. The Lown Index uses publicly available data from traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage claims; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services datasets on patient safety, patient experience, and hospital costs; Internal Revenue Service Form 990; and other sources. Hospitals with “A” grades on all three categories of metrics received “honor roll” designation. CEO pay data is drawn from IRS form 990 for fiscal year ending 2020 unless otherwise stated.
For more details, see our Methodology page.
Media inquiries should be directed to Aaron Toleos, vice president of communications for the Lown Institute, at email@example.com.