CQC Nonprofit Hospital Scorecard: Kansas Nonprofit Hospitals Earn a #HospitalFail

By Consumers for Quality Care, on May 15, 2024

CQC Nonprofit Hospital Scorecard: Kansas Nonprofit Hospitals Earn a #HospitalFail

May 15, 2024

Contact: Press@Consumers4QualityCare.org

CQC Nonprofit Hospital Scorecard: Kansas Nonprofit Hospitals Earn a #HospitalFail


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite being tax-exempt, nonprofit hospitals across the country are making big money at the expense of their patients. The Kansas Hospital Scorecard was created based on recent findings from the Lown Institute, Axios, PatientsRightsAdvocate.org, and other respected and credible sources about troubling practices at hospitals in Kansas. These practices are at odds with what the public expects from charitable organizations, especially since Kansas nonprofit hospitals collectively receive hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks each year.

In response to these troubling findings, Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) released the following statement:

“Nonprofit hospitals are failing Kansans. Hungry for profit, these charitable organizations are running themselves like big businesses and leaving their communities behind. Nonprofit hospitals cannot go on charging huge mark-ups to their patients and failing to provide adequate charity care to low-income patients. It is long past time for them to be held accountable; Kansans deserve better.”

Visit CQC’s Nonprofit Hospital Scorecards here.



Consumers for Quality Care (CQC) is a coalition of advocates and former policymakers working to provide a voice for patients in the health care debate as they demand better care. CQC is led by a board of directors that includes the Honorable Donna Christensen, physician and former Member of Congress; Jim Manley, former senior advisor to Senators Edward Kennedy and Harry Reid; Jason Resendez, community advocate and health care strategist; and Mary L. Smith, former CEO of the Indian Health Service.