Temple University Hospital has been ranked the most racially inclusive hospital in Pennsylvania and the 13th most racially inclusive hospital in the United States by the Lown Institute, a nonpartisan health care think tank.
The Lown Institute Hospitals Index examines the racial inclusivity of over 3,200 U.S. hospitals to assess their success at serving the people of color living in their communities. To create the rankings, the Lown Institute assessed how well the demographics of a hospital’s Medicare patients matched the demographics of the hospital’s surrounding communities. The Lown Institute used data from Medicare claims from 2018 and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey from 2018.
“Temple University Hospital embraces its essential role as the leading healthcare provider in one of the nation’s most underserved communities,” said Michael A. Young, MHA, FACHE, President and CEO of Temple University Health System and Temple University Hospital. “This recognition is a testament to the unyielding effort of all of those at Temple that work every day to provide the highest level of care to all.”
Located in North Philadelphia, Temple University Hospital serves one of our nation’s most economically challenged and diverse urban populations.
Additional ranking information, including an explanation of methods, is available at LownHospitalsIndex.org/inclusivity.