Logan Health Medical Center in Kalispell was recently named one of only 54 hospitals nationwide to earn Honor Roll status for the year with “A” grades in all top categories: Social Responsibility, Health Equity, Value of Care, and Patient Outcomes.
The rankings were conducted by the Lown Institute, a national nonpartisan and independent healthcare think tank, by measuring and reporting on social responsibility of over 3,600 U.S. hospitals.
The Lown Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility utilizes more than 50 metrics to assess how well hospitals succeed at being care providers, employers, and community partners. Data sources include Medicare claims, CMS patient safety data and hospital cost reports, and IRS 990 forms, among others.
In addition, Logan Health Medical Center was named the most socially responsible hospital in Montana.
“Our goal has always been to serve our community, and we are pleased to be recognized for those efforts,” says Kevin Abel, president of Logan Health Medical Center. “Receiving high status in outcome, value and equity is a testament to the wonderful work our teams at Logan Health Medical Center do each and every day.”
The Lown Institute Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility was launched in 2020 to provide benchmarks for hospitals to measure how well they serve their patients and communities.
Last year, Logan Health Medical Center was also honored by the Lown Institute for being one of the best hospitals in the nation for avoiding overuse of low value tests and procedures, ranking third in the nation out of over 3,000 hospitals.