U.S. News & World Report Ranks Huntington Memorial Hospital Among Top Ten Hospitals in Los Angeles

July 21, 2015

Huntington Memorial Hospital has again been ranked among the top hospitals in the region by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospital rankings, now in its 26th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients who need an especially high level of care.Huntington Hospital was named one of the “Best Hospitals” overall in California and one of the ten best hospitals in the greater Los Angeles area.

"Being ranked as one of the top ten Best Hospitals in Los Angeles is a testament to the outstanding care our staff gives patients every single day," said Stephen A. Ralph, CEO of Huntington Hospital.

In addition to the regional rankings, Huntington Hospitalwas noted as "high performing" in nine specialtiesincluding diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

"This recognition is the direct result of our dedication to quality and the patient experience," said Paula Verrette, MD, chief medical officer and senior vice president, quality and physician services. "In addition, our recently launched OB Hospitalist and Intensivist Programs are other strong examples of our ongoing commitment to providing the highest level of care and ensuring the best possible outcomes for our patients. This recognition was earned by Huntington Hospital’s doctors, nurses and staff – and we are so proud of them."

For 2015-16, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Less than 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2015-16 were nationally ranked in even one specialty.

"A Best Hospital has demonstrated expertise in treating the most challenging patients,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of."

In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions.

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. U.S. News used the same data, as well as the new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings, first published in May, to produce the state and metro rankings.

The rankings are freely available at the Best Hospitals site and will appear in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2016" guidebook, available in August from the U.S. News Store.