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

By Consumers for Quality Care, on May 15, 2024

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

May 15, 2024

Contact: Press@Consumers4QualityCare.org

CQC Nonprofit Hospital Scorecard: Minnesota 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. CQC developed the Minnesota Nonprofit Hospital Scorecard based on recent findings from Axios, the Lown Institute, the Rochester Post Bulletin, and other credible and respected sources about troubling practices at hospitals in Minnesota. These practices are at odds with what the public expects from charitable organizations, especially since Minnesota 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:

“Each year, Minnesota’s nonprofit hospitals collect billions of dollars in tax breaks, owing to their status as charitable organizations. Despite this, many of the state’s nonprofit hospitals are putting profits before their charitable missions. Some are overcharging their patients and saddling them with debt. Others are suing their patients – including those who are eligible for charity care – when they can’t afford to pay their sky-high medical bills. This is unacceptable. Instead of pushing their patients into debt, nonprofit hospitals should prioritize their patients’ health and financial well-being.”

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.