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MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center ranked number one hospital in Iowa for racial inclusivity

Sep 10, 2021 03:20PM ● By Med Magazine

Recent rankings from the Lown Institute Hospitals Index show the hospitals in each state that are the most racially inclusive. In Iowa, that hospital is MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center.

The 2021 Lown Institute Hospitals Index racial inclusivity metric, measures how well more than 3,200 U.S. hospitals serve people of color in their surrounding community.

To create the rankings, the Institute assessed how well the demographics of a hospital’s Medicare patients matched the demographics of the hospital’s surrounding communities. Data is based on Medicare claims from 2018 and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey from 2018.

“We are particularity proud of this ranking because it points to our continuing focus on our Mission, which is to serve with fidelity to the gospel as a compassionate healing ministry of Jesus Christ to transform the health of our communities," said Lea Greathouse, vice president of mission, marketing and foundation.

MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center was founded by the Sisters of Mercy to meet the needs of the community and serve all.

“Every day our colleagues at MercyOne commit themselves to providing the highest quality of care to those in our community; especially the most vulnerable,” said Greathouse. “We are proud of our diverse community and are honored to serve here.”

MercyOne will be hosting a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit for our colleagues later this month to engage in current diversity efforts, and explore partnerships with our communities serving diverse members.