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UMass Memorial Named Leader in Equitable Hospital Care

By Tom Marino | June 5, 2024
Last Updated: June 5, 2024

WORCESTER – A new study by U.S. News and World Report found UMass Memorial Medical Center one of the 53 best regional hospitals for equitable access in the country.

UMass is the only Massachusetts hospital to earn the designation.

To qualify for the designation required meeting two of three possible criteria.

  • At least 40 percent of Medicare inpatient visits involved patients from socioeconomically deprived areas;
  • At least 20 percent of patients insured by Medicare or U.S. News and World Report previously rated the hospital “higher than other hospitals” in its representation of low-income patients; and
  • At least 20 percent of its Medicare inpatients receiving elective care were from racial or ethnic minorities.

Besides UMass Memorial, the other hospitals named in the report are:

  • Providence Alaska Medical Center – Anchorage, AK
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital – Birmingham, AL
  • UAMS Medical Center – Little Rock, AR
  • TMC Healthcare-Tucson – Tucson, AZ
  • Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ
  • Banner-University Medical Center Tucson – Tucson, AZ
  • Mercy San Juan Medical Center – Carmichael, CA
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center – Loma Linda, CA
  • Providence St. Mary Medical Center – Apple Valley, CA
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center – Chula Vista, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers – Fontana, CA
  • Adventist Health-White Memorial – Los Angeles, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center – Sacramento, CA
  • UCHealth Memorial Hospital – Colorado Springs, CO
  • St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center – Hartford, CT
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital – New Haven, CT
  • UF Health Jacksonville – Jacksonville, FL
  • Grady Memorial Hospital – Atlanta, GA
  • Advocate Trinity Hospital – Chicago, IL
  • Carle Foundation Hospital – Urbana, IL
  • Ochsner Lafayette General Medical Center – Lafayette, LA
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center – Baltimore, MD
  • Ascension St. Agnes Hospital – Baltimore, MD
  • MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center – Clinton, MD
  • Corewell Health Dearborn Hospital – Dearborn, MI
  • Henry Ford Hospital – Detroit, MI
  • Ascension St. John Hospital – Detroit, MI
  • Christian Hospital – St. Louis, MO
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital – St. Louis, MO
  • Mercy Hospital Springfield – Springfield, MO
  • Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital – Greensboro, NC
  • Cape Fear Valley Medical Center – Fayetteville, NC
  • UNC Hospitals – Chapel Hill, NC
  • ECU Health Medical Center – Greenville, NC
  • Altru Health System-Grand Forks – Grand Forks, ND
  • Sanford Medical Center Bismarck – Bismarck, ND
  • Cooper University Health Care-Camden – Camden, NJ
  • Jefferson Health-Stratford, Cherry Hill and Washington Township – Stratford, NJ
  • NYC Health and Hospitals-Elmhurst – Elmhurst, NY
  • Hillcrest Medical Center – Tulsa, OK
  • St. Francis Hospital-Tulsa – Tulsa, OK
  • Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center – Medford, OR
  • Salem Hospital – Salem, OR
  • UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center – Wilkes Barre, PA
  • McLeod Regional Medical Center – Florence, SC
  • Grand Strand Regional Medical Center – Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Lexington Medical Center – West Columbia, SC
  • Methodist Hospitals of Memphis – Memphis, TN
  • Parkland Health-Dallas – Dallas, TX
  • JPS Health Network-Fort Worth – Fort Worth, TX
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital – Falls Church, VA

See more about the study from U.S. News and World Report.

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