Methodist Hospitals earns “A” for Social Responsibility on national ranking

Methodist Hospitals earns “A” for Social Responsibility on national ranking

Methodist among best in the nation at serving its patients and community, according to Lown Institute

Methodist Hospitals has been recognized by a non-partisan health care think tank for outstanding social responsibility, receiving an “A” grade on the 2023-24 Lown Institute Hospitals Index.  Methodist achieved this honor through strong performance across metrics of health equity, patient outcomes, and value of care, out of more than 3,600 hospitals nationwide. 

Methodist ranked #7 out of 96 hospitals in Indiana and in the top 10% nationally on the Social Responsibility metric. According to the Index, the hospital also ranked #1 in Indiana and in the top 10 nationally on racial inclusivity.  Additionally, Methodist received “A” grades in Health Equity, Inclusivity, Value of Care and Cost Efficiency.  These are independent rankings and hospitals do not apply or pay to be listed.

“We are gratified that our efforts to bring cost-efficient and high-value care to our diverse community with an equally diverse staff have been recognized by the Lown Institute,” said Methodist Hospitals President and CEO Matt Doyle.  

“When communities have access to socially responsible healthcare, our nation grows stronger,” said Vikas Saini, MD, president of the Lown Institute. “That’s why it’s so important to hold up these high-performing hospitals as examples for others to follow.” 

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. 

The Lown Institute is a nonpartisan think tank that generates bold ideas for a radically better system of health.  Learn more at

About Methodist Hospitals:  Methodist Hospitals is a community-based, not-for-profit health system with two full-service acute care facilities in Gary and Merrillville, Indiana, that has been healing Northwest Indiana for 100 years.  Methodist Hospitals offers a number of award – winning programs, including its Neuroscience, Oncology, Heart and Vascular Institutes and Breast Care Center. Its range of services also includes Women & Children’s Services, Bariatric Surgery services, Emergency services, Immediate Care Centers, Orthopedics & Spine services, comprehensive Rehabilitation services, Behavioral Health and Home Health Services.