Advisory Board June 10, 2024

U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday released its inaugural ranking of the “Best Regional Hospitals for Equitable Access,” recognizing 53 hospitals’ “success in caring for patients in historically underserved communities.”

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About the list

To qualify for the list, hospitals needed to meet the criteria to qualify for U.S. News’ 2023-2024 Best Regional Hospitals list.

The hospitals also had to meet at least two of the following three criteria:

  • At least 40% of Medicare inpatient visits involved patients living in more socioeconomically deprived neighborhoods, defined by using Area Deprivation Index data from Neighborhood Atlas.
  • At least 20% of the hospital’s patients were insured by Medicaid or the...

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