New hospital ranking weighs commitment to diversity, civic leadership along with health outcomes

Posted at 8:54 AM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 11:54:24-04

A new national hospital ranking that measures more than just patient health outcomes has recognized 10 Arizona facilities.

The Lown Institute, a nonprofit organization based in Brookline, Massachusetts, assessed almost 3,300 hospitals nationwide on 42 metrics. Its new methodology, the results of which were released on July 7, recognized civic leadership, value of care and quality of care as central components of the ranking.

A hospital earned high marks in civic leadership by showing a commitment to diversity, inclusion and community health. Hospitals received high value of care grades based on low use of unnecessary services, and quality of care metrics evaluated patient safety and health outcomes.

The Lown rankings for Arizona’s top 10 hospitals are as follows:

1. Banner-University Medical Center South Campus – Tucson

2. Abrazo West Campus – Goodyear

3. Abrazo Central Campus – Phoenix

4. Banner Casa Grande Medical Center – Casa Grande

5. Abrazo Scottsdale Campus – Phoenix

6. Banner Ironwood Medical Center – Queen Creek

7. Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center – Show Low

8. Banner Goldfield Medical Center – Apache Junction

9. Abrazo Arrowhead Campus – Glendale

10. Banner Estrella Medical Center – Phoenix

Read more about the rankings in this subscription-only story from the Business Journal.