New Hospital Ranking Produces Surprising Results

Abstract: Vikas Saini, MD, president of the Lown Institute, told Medscape Medical News that hospitals have always needed to be essential partners in their communities, but that need has been acutely apparent in the COVID-19 crisis and these rankings provide a more comprehensive means of judging hospitals' value. "Half the ranking is weighted on traditional things like mortality and readmissions," he said. But the combined look at outcomes, value, and civic leadership shows how "to go from being really good hospitals to being great — and that means great for everybody," he explained.