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

Paradise Valley Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, has been recognized by the Lown Institute for outstanding social responsibility, received an “A” grade on the 2023-24 Lown Institute Hospitals Index. Paradise Valley 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.

Paradise Valley Hospital earned an “A” grade by ranking as the 103rd hospital in California, and 1031st hospital nationally. Paradise Valley also earned “A” grades in the categories of Health Equity and Inclusivity. These are independent rankings and hospitals do not apply or pay to be listed.

Paradise Valley is no stranger to the Lown Institute awards. In 2021 the hospital was recognized by Lown for being the top hospital in the nation for “Best Overall Community Health Investment,” and also being the only for-profit hospital in the top 10 of that category.

Paradise Valley Hospital’s CEO Neerav Jadeja comments, “We are, at heart, a community hospital. We have a close relationship with our surrounding community; the people we serve are our neighbors, and in some cases, our friends and family. The formula for our success is that we approach our jobs as healthcare providers as if we are caring for our own.”

“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.”

Paradise Valley Hospital had recently been awarded Gold+ awards from the American Heart Association for the treatment of heart failure and stroke. The hospital has also been recognized for excellence in multiple service lines by Healthgrades, including a Patient Safety Excellence award, which Paradise Valley has held for 10 consecutive years.

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 www.LownHospitalsIndex.org.