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Lehigh Acres, Florida – March 20, 2023 –Lehigh Regional Medical Center has been recognized for its excellent performance on social responsibility, receiving an “A” Grade on the Lown Institute Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility. The Index is the first ranking to measure social responsibility of more than 3,600 U.S. hospitals nationwide and applies never-before-used metrics such as racial inclusivity, avoidance of overuse, and community benefit. 

“America needs socially responsible hospitals,” said Vikas Saini, MD, president of the Lown Institute. “That’s why it’s so important to lift up these high-performing hospitals as examples for others to follow.” 

According to the Index, Lehigh Regional Medical Center also received “A” grades in Value of Care, Patient Outcomes, Clinical Outcomes, and Cost Efficiency, key metrics that contribute to the overall rating. Lehigh Regional Medical Center ranked 2nd in Florida, and Top 100 in the Nation for Cost Efficiency, and #3 in the state for Clinical Outcomes. 

The Lown Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility utilizes more than 50 metrics to assess how well hospitals succeed at being care providers, employers, and community partners. Data sources include Medicare claims, CMS patient safety data and hospital cost reports, and IRS 990 forms, among others.  

Lehigh Regional Medical Center was most recently recognized by Healthgrades as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient, placing the hospital among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals. This is the 5th consecutive year Lehigh Regional Medical Center has received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Award, and the 3rd year to be named among the Top 5% in the Nation for Patient Safety.  

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About Lehigh Regional Medical Center 

Lehigh Regional Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare is accredited by The Joint Commission with the Gold Seal of Approval as a 53-bed acute-care facility. Committed to compassionate care, Lehigh Regional Medical Center has uniquely served its five-county community in Lehigh Acres, Florida, since 1965. The state-of-the-art hospital provides specialty care services that include Emergency Services, Cardiology, Critical Care, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Nephrology, and Orthopedics delivering patient-centered healthcare with dignity and respect for all. 

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