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Adventist Health Portland Earns ‘A’ Grade for Social Responsibility


Adventist Health Portland has been recognized by the Lown Institute for outstanding social responsibility, receiving an “A” grade on the 2023–24 Lown Institute Hospitals Index. The hospital achieved this honor through strong performance across metrics of health equity, patient outcomes and value of care, out of more than 3,600 hospitals nationwide.

Adventist Health Portland ranked 13 out of 56 hospitals in Oregon for social responsibility. According to the index, the hospital also received top grades in value and outcomes. Hospitals do not apply or pay to be listed in these independent rankings.

“When communities have access to socially responsible health care, our nation grows stronger,” said Vikas Saini, MD, Lown Institute president. “That’s why it’s so important to hold up these high-performing hospitals as examples for others to follow.”

The Lown Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility is the only ranking to include metrics of health equity and value of care alongside patient outcomes, creating a holistic view of hospitals as total community partners. In the fourth annual and largest set of rankings to date, the 2023–24 Lown Index evaluates hospitals on more than 50 measures — including novel metrics such as community benefit, racial inclusivity and avoidance of overuse. Data sources include Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the IRS and hospital cost reports. Full methodology can be found on the Lown Index website.

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