By Nicole San Roman

UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center Among Top in U.S. for Social Responsibility, Equity and Care

UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center – A Campus of UNM Hospital (SRMC) is ranked among the top hospitals in the country for being most equitable and socially responsible. SRMC’s also received top marks for patient outcomes, value of care, community benefit and pay equity, among others.

The Lown Institute Hospitals Index, an independent health care think tank, ranked more than 2,700 acute care hospitals. Of those, 154 received “A”s on equity, value, and outcomes. SRMC was ranked in the top five in the country.

Top 10 Socially Responsible Hospitals in U.S.

1. Duke Regional Hospital (Durham, N.C.) 
2. Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Pflugerville (Pflugerville, Texas) 
3. UCHealth Greeley Hospital (Greeley, Colo.) 
4. Adventist Health Ukiah Valley (Ukiah, Calif.) 
5. UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center (Rio Rancho, N.M.) 
6. Suburban Community Hospital (Norristown, Pa.) 
7. Cedar City Hospital (Cedar City, Utah) 
8. Methodist Medical Center (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) 
9. St. Luke's Hospital - Upper Bucks Campus (Quakertown, Pa.) 
10. Sonoma Valley Health Care District (Sonoma, Calif.) 

This is the fifth year of the Lown Institute Hospitals Index for Social Responsibility. The ranking is unique as it includes racial inclusivity, community investment and pay equity with traditional outcomes measures.

“I am truly humbled that SRMC has received this top honor in our state and has also ranked 5th in the country. This is entirely because of the amazing staff and providers who care for our patients every day. This is a true testament to living up to our hospital’s purpose of putting patients first.” 

Jamie Silva-Steele, RN, BSN, MBA, FACHE, President, UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center - A Campus of UNM Hospital

SRMC is also among only 5% of hospitals nationwide this year to earn Honor Roll status for receiving “A” grades across all top categories: social responsibility, health equity, value of care, and patient outcomes.

SRMC Rankings: Lown Institute Hospitals Index 2024-25

  • Social Responsibility Grade: A
  • Top 10 in the Nation for Social Responsibility
  • Health Equity Grade: A
  • Value of Care Grade: A
  • Patient Outcomes Grade: A
  • Clinical Outcomes Grade: A
  • Community Benefit Grade: A
  • Inclusivity Grade: A
  • Pay Equity Grade: A
  • Avoiding Overuse Grade: A
  • Cost Efficiency Grade: A
  • Racial Inclusivity Grade: A

The Lown Institute’s rankings also mean SRMC is the number one hospital in New Mexico in seven important areas.

SRMC #1 hospital in New Mexico for:

  • Social Responsibility
  • Health Equity
  • Value of Care
  • Clinical Outcomes
  • Pay Equity
  • Cost Efficiency
  • Racial Inclusivity

“These rankings say a lot about our hospital and our team’s dedication to patient care,” Silva-Steele said. “We are committed to our patients, our health care workers and our community and I couldn’t be more proud of our team.”

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