Samaritan Health Services and its five hospitals rank favorably in the Lown Institute Hospitals Index, which sets standards for social responsibility by examining performance in terms of health outcomes, value and equity.
The Samaritan System and its hospitals in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Lincoln City, and Newport achieved broadly top marks in various categories related to social responsibility.
“The Lown Institute index is relatively new and as we learned more about it we were delighted to see that it focuses on the important area of ââhospital social responsibility,” said Doug Boysen, JD, MHA, president and CEO of Samaritan Health Services. .
âWe believe their data-driven reports can provide great insights to the consumer about our commitment to the communities we serve. It will also be invaluable to us as a health system as we continue to work on equity and inclusion within our system, âBoysen said.
An online tool allows the viewer to refine the ranking of hospitals and hospital systems by location, type, size and other factors such as rural or urban, for-profit or not-for-profit. It can also be deepened to focus on measures of equity, value and results.
All five Samaritan hospitals received an overall social responsibility rating of A. Samaritan Health Services ranked 50th out of 290 nonprofit systems nationwide – or the top 17%.
âI am happy to see that Samaritan is doing well compared to many other hospitals in the United States. It’s a great tool for conversation and action to help us keep growing and improving. Everyone in our community deserves no less than the best, âBoysen said.
About the Low Index
The Lown Institute Hospitals Index (lownhospitalsindex.org) is the first ranking to set standards for hospital social responsibility by examining performance in terms of health outcomes, value and equity. The Lown Institute is a non-partisan think tank that believes a radically better American health care system is possible. We research, bring together experts, and spark public debate to bridge the gap between existing public policy solutions and the care Americans want and need. The Lown Institute did not receive any funding from any outside source for this project.