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July 18, 2023 – Saint Clare’s Health, a member of Prime Healthcare, has been recognized by the Lown Institute for outstanding social responsibility, receiving an “A” grade on the 2023-24 Lown Institute Hospitals Index. Saint Clare’s Health 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.

Saint Clare’s Health ranked #1 in New Jersey for Avoiding Overuse and Top 5 in New Jersey for Value of Care. According to the Index, the hospital also received “A” grades in Social Responsibility, Value of Care, Clinical Outcomes, Inclusivity, Avoiding Overuse, and Cost Efficiency. These are independent rankings and hospitals do not apply or pay to be listed.

According to Brian L. Ulery, Chief Executive Officer of Saint Clare’s Health, “This recognition demonstrates Saint Clare’s Health continued commitment to provide clinically excellent and equitable care that our community has come to trust.”

“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.”

Recently, Saint Clare’s Health received three American Heart Association Gold-Plus Achievement awards, ensuring all heart and stroke patients have access to best practices and life-saving care. The respiratory rehabilitation center was awarded the CMS 5-Star for Quality Measure. Saint Clare’s Health expanded its behavioral health service, opening a Mental Health Urgent Care facility in Warren County. Saint Clare’s Health also announced an expansion of the robotic surgical services offering new robotic-assisted technology for total knee replacement.

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.

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About Saint Clare’s Health

Saint Clare’s Health, a member of Prime Healthcare, is an award-winning provider of compassionate care delivered with the latest technology, serving the communities of Morris, Sussex, and Warren counties. Its network of hospitals and healthcare facilities, include Denville Hospital, Dover Hospital, Behavioral Health Centers in Boonton, Denville, and Parsippany, and an Imaging Center in Parsippany, among other satellite locations.