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Port Huron, MI – Lake Huron Medical Center (LHMC) has been recognized by the Lown Institute for outstanding social responsibility, receiving an “A” grade on the 2023-24 Lown Institute Hospitals Index. LHMC 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.

LHMC ranked #6 out of 105 hospitals in Michigan and #212 nationally on the Social Responsibility metric. According to the Index, LHMC also received “A” grades in Value and Outcomes. These are independent rankings and hospitals do not apply or pay to be listed.

“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.”

LHMC has also been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places LHMC among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting patients and providers. This is the fifth consecutive year that LHMC has achieved this prestigious recognition and LHMC is the only hospital in St. Clair County to achieve Healthgrades patient safety recognition.

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.

To learn more about the programs and services offered at Lake Huron Medical Center, visit www.mylakehuron.com.

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Lake Huron Medical Center

Lake Huron Medical Center is a 144-bed community hospital that provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient health care services to residents of St. Clair and Sanilac counties including emergency, cancer and comprehensive breast care, bariatric surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, pulmonary rehabilitation and specialized diabetes programs. Lake Huron Medical Center is also proud of its affiliation with Lake Huron Medical Group which offers holistic, patient-centered care through primary and specialty care physician practices located throughout the Blue Water Area. Lake Huron Medical Center has been at the heart of the local community for more than 65 years working diligently to improve access to health care for residents of the Blue Water Area. Lake Huron Medical Center has been consistently recognized for clinical excellence in the delivery of patient care, safety and experience. Raising the bar for quality health care in the Blue Water Area, Lake Huron Medical Center received the Women’s Choice Award in recognition of among “America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care”, Leapfrog Group’s grade “A” in hospital safety, Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, rated five stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. Learn more at www.mylakehuron.com.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit www.primehealthcare.com

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