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Capital Health Regional Medical Center Ranked First in NJ for Racial Inclusivity in New Lown Hospital Index

Also Receives ‘A’ Grades for Health Equity, Patient Safety and Community Benefit

Capital Health RMC 2023 A grade for Social ResponsibilityCapital Health Regional Medical Center (RMC) recently earned recognition from the Lown Institute as one of the most socially responsible hospitals in America. In the Lown Hospital Index, a report by the Institute that evaluates more than 3,600 hospitals across the nation, RMC received an A grade and ranked 17th out of 60 hospitals in New Jersey based on several key metrics that measure social responsibility. Among those metrics, RMC ranked number one in New Jersey for racial inclusivity and received A grades for health equity, patient safety, and community benefit. The report also ranked RMC among the top 100 hospitals nationally for inclusivity.

“Capital Health Regional Medical Center has a history of providing high-quality, equitable care to the people of Trenton and surrounding areas that goes back more than 130 years,” said Dr. Eric Schwartz, vice president of Community Health and Transformation and executive director of Capital Health’s Institute for Urban Care. “Earning this ranking from the Lown Institute for a second consecutive year validates the hard work of our staff and shows our community that we remain committed to this tradition of health care excellence for all residents in Mercer, Bucks, and Burlington counties.”

Capital Health RMC 2023 No. 1 Racial Inclusivity“When communities have access to socially responsible health care, our nation grows stronger,” said Dr. Vikas Saini, 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.”

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.

Capital Health RMC 2023 Lown A grade Patient SafetyCapital Health Regional Medical Center has a long history of serving Central New Jersey and Lower Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The hospital includes a state designated comprehensive stroke center (part of Capital Institute for Neurosciences), the Level II Bristol Myers Squibb Trauma Center (one of only 10 designated trauma centers in New Jersey), and Mercer County's designated Emergency Mental Health Services Center. RMC also provides general and interventional radiology services, dialysis, and numerous other medical services. To learn more, visit