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

By Consumers for Quality Care, on March 26, 2024

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

March 26, 2024

Contact: Press@Consumers4QualityCare.org

CQC Nonprofit Hospital Scorecard: Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma Hospital Scorecard was created based on recent findings from the Lown Institute, Axios, PatientsRightsAdvocate.org, and other publications about troubling practices at hospitals in Oklahoma. These practices are at odds with what the public expects from charitable organizations, especially since Oklahoma 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:

“Too many of Oklahoma’s nonprofit hospitals seem to be charitable organizations in name only. Despite enjoying millions of dollars in tax breaks, these hospitals are failing their communities. They’re offering minimal charity care and allowing the use of aggressive debt-collection tactics. They’re overcharging their patients while at the same hiding the prices that they charge. This is unacceptable. Oklahomans deserve better. Nonprofit hospitals should put their patients before their bottom lines. When they fail to do so, they should be held fully accountable.”

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.