Mya Jacobs Digital Marketing Manager/Bright Moments
NEW ORLEANS– New Orleans East Hospital has been recognized by the Lown Institute for outstanding social responsibility, receiving an “A” grade on the 2023-24 Lown Institute Hospitals Index. This honor was achieved through strong performance across metrics of health equity, patient outcomes, and value of care.
New Orleans East Hospital ranked #8 out of #76 hospitals evaluated in Louisiana. Nationally, New Orleans East Hospital ranked in the top 4% of over 3,600 hospitals on the equity metric. This acknowledgement reflects the hospital’s commitment to advancing health equity, inclusivity, and investment in community health.
“It is our mission to provide culturally compassionate healthcare to all in our community. Receiving this honor solidifies that we are working in the right direction and leading the way in advancing health equity. This level of recognition is always encouraging in the midst of nonstop hard work on behalf of our staff, our physicians, and board at New Orleans East Hospital,” says Takeisha Davis, MD, and Chief Executive Officer of New Orleans East Hospital.
“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. To learn more about this honor and the Lown Institute Hospitals Index, please visit www.lownhospitalsindex.org
About New Orleans East Hospital
New Orleans East Hospital (NOEH), proud member of LCMC Health, is committed to providing extraordinary healthcare and educational empowerment to the community with courtesy, concern, kindness, and compassion. We look forward to building a healthier community and serving as an active partner in the revitalization of Eastern New Orleans. For more information on New Orleans East Hospital, visit www.NOEHospital.org.
About LCMC Health
Established in 2009, LCMC Health is a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit hospital system serving the healthcare needs of the Gulf Coast region. LCMC Health currently manages Children’s Hospital New Orleans, East Jefferson General Hospital, Lakeside Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, New Orleans East Hospital, Touro, Tulane Medical Center, University Medical Center New Orleans, and West Jefferson Medical Center.