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

By Consumers for Quality Care, on April 19, 2023

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

April 19, 2023

Contact: Press@Consumers4QualityCare.org

CQC Nonprofit Hospital Scorecard: Michigan 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 Michigan Hospital Scorecard was created based on recent findings from the PatientsRightsAdvocate, the Rand Corporation, the Lown Institute, Axios, and others about troubling practices at hospitals in Michigan. These practices are at odds with what the public expects from charitable organizations, especially since Michigan nonprofit hospitals collectively receive billions of dollars in tax breaks each year.

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

“Nonprofit hospitals in Michigan seem to be focused more on their bottom lines than on caring for their patients. These hospitals are incorporated as charitable organizations, but you would not know that if you looked how they operate. Some Michigan nonprofit hospitals are hiding their prices for medical procedures and overcharging patients just because they have insurance. Spending on charity care isn’t close to keeping up with what these hospitals are receiving in tax breaks. Enough is enough. It’s time for nonprofit hospitals in Michigan to put patients first and to be held accountable when they don’t.”

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.