Crozer Health Hospitals Rank Favorably for Racial Inclusion
Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, Pa., and Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill, Pa., both scored favorably on the Lown Insitute’s recent report on the racial inclusivity of hospitals in the U.S. Over 3,200 hospitals were assessed on their success in serving people of color who live in their communities.
The Lown Institute assessed how well the demographics of a hospital’s Medicare patients matched the demographics of the hospital’s surrounding communities. Rankings were based on 2018 U.S. Census and Medicare data, and hospitals that underserved their communities of color got lower rankings. Racial equity is essential for hospital quality. Crozer-Chester Medical Center received an A grade and Delaware County Memorial Hospital scored a B+.
“We are proud of how high our hospitals ranked,” said Crozer Health CEO Peter Adamo. “We remain committed at all levels of the organization to learning and continuing to improve these measures and serve our community.”