Eskenazi Health Named Indiana’s Top Hospital for Community Benefit

Indianapolis, Aug. 16. 2023 -- Eskenazi Health was recently named Indiana’s top hospital for community benefit by the Lown Institute.

With over 3,600 hospitals evaluated and ranked, the community benefit metric measures hospital spending on charity care and community health initiatives, as well as their service of Medicaid patients. Community benefit is a composite of three details including charity care, Medicaid revenue, and community investment. Eskenazi Health was evaluated and ranked with an A rating for social responsibility, health equity, value of care, and inclusivity. In addition, the Lown Institute ranked Eskenazi Health as Indiana’s top hospital for avoiding of overuse, which means the system avoids tests and procedures that offer little to no clinical benefits to its patients.

“When hospitals invest heavily in community health, our nation grows stronger,” 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.”

For more than 160 years, Eskenazi Health has supported patients and the community by providing and advocating for quality health care and health care education while aiming to reduce social determinants of health individuals may face accessing routine medical care. Programs and initiatives such as food as medicine, the Fresh for You Market and the Medical-Legal Partnership are just a few examples of how Eskenazi Health cares and advocates for patients and the community it serves.

Additionally, Eskenazi Health continues to focus efforts on reducing social determinants of health while building relationships among residents in Marion County and Central Indiana. By implementing these programs while building resident relationships, Eskenazi Health continues to make an impact throughout Central Indiana.

To learn more about the Lown Institute and the methods used for measuring community benefit and health equity, please visit

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