At last, a list Mayo doesn’t top

“There are plenty of lists for people to look at to decide where to get your knee replaced,” said Lown Senior Vice President Shannon Brownlee. “We wanted a list that policymakers and community leaders could look at and could really start to re-think how we judge hospital performance and what we expect from hospitals.” More

THCB Podcast, Episode 17

"What our ranking shows is that there are really big differences in hospitals in terms of how inclusive they are, how good a job they are doing of bring in people of color and people of lower incomes in their catchment areas. As you can imagine, it's creating a certain amount of controversy in the hospital world," says Shannon Brownlee More

When considering different criteria, Minnesota’s top hospitals ranking looks a lot different

A new ranking of hospitals in the United States measures not just patient outcomes, but also community policies and if the hospital avoids unnecessary care, among other criteria. Using these metrics means some of the world-renowned hospitals, like Rochester's Mayo Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital, are missing from the top spots on the Lown Institute Hospitals Index. More

Fort Worth’s JPS Named the Best Hospital in the Nation

JPS was joined in the top 10 by Parkland Health and Hospital System, which ranked ninth in the nation. Washington Monthly’s annual report serves as a counter to the U.S. News and World Report rankings, which ranks hospitals without factoring in cost or service to vulnerable communities. “What Americans should be asking is, why can’t more hospitals be like JPS?” Washington Monthly editors wrote. “Shouldn’t every person in this country have access to a hospital that provides high-quality care, welcomes all comers regardless of wealth and insurance status, and contributes to the larger health of the community?” More