MedStar Washington Hospital Center Named Socially and Racially Responsible Hospital

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the most socially responsible hospital in Washington, D.C. and is tops in the nation, according to the Lown Institute, a nonpartisan health care think tank.

The 2023-24 Lown Institute Hospitals Index evaluated more than 3,600 hospitals nationwide, and MedStar Washington Hospital Center ranked #1 in D.C. and is one of only 54 U.S. hospitals to earn Honor Roll status with “A” grades in all top categories: Social Responsibility, Health Equity, Value of Care, and Patient Outcomes — key performance metrics that contribute to the overall rating. It also named MedStar Washington the most racially inclusive hospital in the District.

In 2022, MedStar Washington Hospital Center earned the designation of “LGBTQ+ Healthcare Equality Leader” in the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI), with the top score of 100. This designation recognizes the hospital’s continued commitment to an equitable, inclusive environment for both patients, visitors, and staff.

To compile its rankings, the Lown Institute used publicly available data from Medicare fee-for-service and Medicare Advantage claims, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services safety data and hospital cost reports, Internal Revenue Service 990 forms, and other sources. Learn more at

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