Cleveland Clinic is So Bad at Equity That it Can't Crack Top 500 U.S. Hospitals When Social Responsibility Metrics are Included
September 23, 2021 at 1:31PM
The Cleveland Clinic, the second-best hospital in the nation as ranked by U.S. News and World Report, ranks so poorly in equity metrics that it failed to crack the United States' top 500 hospitals when "social responsibility" was taken into account. The Lown Institute, a healthcare think tank which earlier this year found that the Cleveland Clinic was the most selfish hospital in the nation — it spends less than any other hospital in the United States on community and charity care relative to its tax exemptions, a "fair share deficit" of $261 million — has just published the second annual edition of its Social Responsibility Index, the only ranking of U.S. hospitals, it says, to include equity as a major category.