Plantation, Fl - Plantation General Hospital, an HCA Healthcare facility, is pleased to announce that it has been named the most inclusive hospital in the State of Florida, according to health care think tank, the Lown Institute.

“We are honored to receive this important recognition of our history of serving patients from a wide variety of backgrounds,” said Plantation General Hospital Chief Executive Officer Madeline Nava. “Inclusivity is part of our culture and has been for decades. It is reflected in our legacy of delivering clinical excellence and high-quality care to the communities we serve.”

In addition to Plantation General Hospital’s top in the state ranking, the Lown Institute also ranked the facility number 15 in the nation on its list of the 50 most racially inclusive hospitals in the United States.

“The difference between the most and least inclusive hospitals is stark, especially when they are blocks away from each other,” said Vikas Saini, MD, president of the Lown Institute. “As the nation reckons with racial injustice, we cannot overlook our health system. Hospital leaders have a responsibility to better serve people of color and create a more equitable future.”

To develop the rankings, the Lown Institute reviewed more than 3,200 U.S. medical facilities to determine how well the demographics of a hospital’s Medicare patients matched the demographics of the hospital’s surrounding communities. Hospitals determined to be underserving communities of color received lower rankings.

View the complete Lown Institute Hospitals Index ranking of racial inclusivity.