Samaritan Health Services and its five hospitals rank favorably in the Lown Institute Hospitals Index receiving an overall social responsibility grade of A. The index defines standards for social responsibility by examining performance in health outcomes, value and equity.
The Samaritan system and its hospitals in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Lincoln City and Newport largely earned top letter grades in a variety of categories related to social accountability.
“I am pleased to see that Samaritan is doing well when compared to many other hospitals across the United States. This is a great tool for conversation and action to help us continue to grow and improve,” said Doug Boysen, JD, MHA, president and CEO of Samaritan Health Services.
An online tool allows the viewer to refine rankings of hospitals and hospital systems by location, type, size and other factors such as rural or urban, profit or non
-profit. It can also be drilled down to focus on the metrics of equity, value and outcomes.
“These results are a testament that we are living up to our mission of Building Healthier Communities Together,” Boysen said.
About the Lown Index
The Lown Institute Hospitals Index is the first ranking to define standards for hospital social responsibility by examining performance across health outcomes, value, and equity. The Lown Institute is a nonpartisan think tank that believes a radically better American health system is possible. They conduct research, convene experts and spark public debate to bridge the gap between existing public policy solutions and the care that Americans want and need. The Lown Institute received no funding from any outside source for this project.