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Temple University Hospital Named Most Racially Inclusive Hospital in PA and One of Most Racially Inclusive Hospitals in the U.S. by Lown Institute

POSTED ON May 27, 2021

Temple Hospital

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 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 assesses how well the demographics of a hospital’s Medicare patients match those    of its surrounding communities. In the new rankings, the Lown Institute used 2018 data from Medicare claims f and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey.

Located in North Philadelphia, Temple University Hospital -- the main clinical training site of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine -- serves one of the nation’s most economically challenged and diverse urban populations.

“At Temple, we are passionate about teaching and delivering culturally appropriate medical care to the diverse communities we serve, locally and beyond. How wonderful to see our commitment to excellence borne out in this amazing Lown Institute ranking,” said Amy J. Goldberg, MD, FACS, Interim Dean of the Lewis Katz School of Medicine.  

“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  who work every day to provide the highest level of care to all.”

Additional ranking information, including an explanation of methods, is available at LownHospitalsIndex.org/inclusivity