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Adventist Health Portland Named One of Most Socially Responsible Hospitals

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The Lown Institute, a health care think tank, has named Adventist Health Portland one of the nation’s most socially responsible hospitals.

Adventist Health Portland ranks 15th of more than 3,000 hospitals nationwide and second for Oregon. This ranking is based on 54 metrics that span equity, value and outcomes.

The Lown Institute gave Adventist Health Portland “A” grades in many categories related to social responsibility, which culminated in an overall grade of “A.”

Adventist Health Portland received an “A” for equity based on the hospital’s commitment to inclusivity, pay equity and community investment. The “A” for value was based on avoiding unnecessary tests and procedures and achieving good clinical outcomes at a lower cost. Adventist Health Portland’s “A” for outcomes reflects success in clinical outcomes, patient safety and patient satisfaction.

“Our mission to live God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope drives us to be socially responsible,” says Kyle King, Adventist Health Portland president and CEO. “While we are grateful for Lown Institute’s recognition, what matters most to us is being responsible to each patient as well as our community.”

About Adventist Health Portland

Adventist Health Portland, an OHSU Health partner, is a health care system with a 302-bed medical center, 27 medical clinics, and home care and hospice services. It’s team of more than 1,900 includes providers, medical staff, employees, allied health professionals and volunteers driving by a common mission — living God’s love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope — to transform the health care experience with an innovative, yet timeless, whole-person focus on physical, mental, spiritual and social healing. Adventist Health Portland is also part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 80 communities on the West Coast and in Hawaii. For more information visit

About the Lown Institute

The Lown Institute is a think tank generating bold ideas for a just and caring system for health. Learn more at