July 15, 2021
Lown Institute, a nonpartisan healthcare think tank, released rankings this week naming the hospitals with the biggest community health investment in each state and West Valley Medical Center in Caldwell, Idaho earned the top position for the gem state.
"We are proud to be a contributing member of our community, whether that means paying our share of taxes back into the state as well as the local economy, contributing to local charities or finding a way to work with patients in our billing department,” said Betsy Hunsicker, chief executive officer, West Valley Medical Center.
The Lown Institute examined 3,641 hospitals based on Medicaid revenue, charity care spending and other community health investments. Data came from hospital cost reports filed with CMS and IRS 990 forms from 2018.
Becker’s Hospital Review released the rankings July 12.
View the entire list of hospitals in each state, recognized by the Lown Institute, on Becker’s Hospital Review.