The Lown Hospitals Index: Resources for Top Performing Hospitals

Congratulations! If you’re on this page, your hospital or system must have performed highly on the Lown Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility. This page features information about our badge licensing program and other resources to help you take advantage of your accomplishments. If you want to talk to someone right away, call our hospital support specialist at (617) 992-9361 or fill out the form below.

Lown badges are provided as scalable digital image files that feature your “A” grade and relevant metric. Artwork is licensed for use in all mediums.

Media Coverage

Hospital Press Releases

Celebratory Tweets

About the Index

The Lown Institute Hospitals Index is the first ranking to define clear, measurable standards for hospital social responsibility. While most rankings measure just patient outcomes, the Lown Index takes into account the full breadth of what hospitals do as care providers, employers, and community partners. By setting these benchmarks, we seek to shine a light on those hospitals that provide exceptional, high-value patient care to all who need it in their community — and encourage all hospitals to follow their example.

Diagram of the metrics available on the Lown Hospitals Index

About the Lown Institute

The Lown Institute is a nonpartisan think tank advocating bold ideas for a just and caring system of health. Founded in 1973 by Nobel Peace Prize winner Bernard Lown, MD, developer of the defibrillator and cardioverter, the Institute focuses on health care issues such as medical overuse, health equity, and cost of care.

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