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July 18, 2023 —Landmark Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, has been recognized by the Lown Institute as one of the most socially responsible hospitals in America, receiving “A” grades in Health Equity, Value, and Outcomes on the 2023-24 Lown Institute Hospitals Index. Lown evaluated more than 3,600 hospitals and Landmark is among only 54 nationwide to earn Honor Roll status with “A” grades in all top categories.

Landmark ranked #1 out of 9 hospitals in Rhode Island and #39 nationally on the Social Responsibility metric. According to the Index, the hospital also performed well on Equity and Outcomes metrics. These are independent rankings and hospitals do not apply or pay to be listed.

“This distinguished award from the Lown Institute reflects the incredible generosity and altruism of our employees,” said Michael Souza, CEO at Landmark Medical Center. “I am proud of the great work that is taking place at Landmark for the benefit of our patients and communities of Northern Rhode Island and neighboring Massachusetts.”

“Few hospitals are able to deliver high-quality, high-value care while prioritizing equity at the same time,” said Vikas Saini, MD, president of the Lown Institute. “That’s why it’s so important to hold up the hospitals on our Honor Roll as examples for others to follow.”

Landmark Medical Center stands as a beacon of excellence, earning a multitude of recent awards and accolades. Among its accomplishments, the hospital proudly received the 2022 Five-Star Recipient Awards from Healthgrades, showcasing its exceptional proficiency across a range of critical medical procedures such as Treatment of Heart Attack, Pacemaker Procedures, Hip Fracture Treatment, Gallbladder Surgery, and Appendectomy. Furthermore, Landmark’s unwavering dedication to quality and safety is highlighted by its consistent A Hospital Safety Grade bestowed by The Leapfrog Group over seven consecutive quarters. This demonstrates the hospital’s enduring commitment to maintaining the highest standards of care, transparency, and safety for its patients.

The Lown Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility is the only ranking to include metrics of health equity and value of care alongside patient outcomes, creating a holistic view of hospitals as total community partners. In the fourth annual and largest set of rankings to date, the 2023-24 Lown Index evaluates hospitals on 50+ measures–including novel metrics such as community benefit, racial inclusivity, and avoidance of overuse–for more than 3,600 hospitals nationwide. Data sources include Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage claims, CMS patient safety data and hospital cost reports, and IRS 990 forms, among others. Full methodology can be found on the Lown Index website.

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