Huntington Hospital has again been ranked among the top hospitals in the
nation by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals
rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating patients with the
most complicated conditions. Huntington Hospital was named the fourth
“Best Hospital” in the greater Los Angeles area. The hospital
was also named one of the ten “Best Hospitals” overall in
California and was ranked among the best in the country in geriatrics,
gynecology (4-way tie) and neurology & neurosurgery (5-way tie).
“Being named one of the best hospitals in the country by U.S. News
& World Report is a tribute to the excellent health care and compassionate
service provided by our outstanding physicians, caring nurses, professional
staff and advanced clinical programs,” said Stephen A. Ralph, president
and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “We are honored to receive this recognition
as we continue to provide world-class care to our community with kindness
Huntington Hospital was also ranked Best Regional Hospital in 13 types
of care, with recognition as “High Performing” in six adult
specialties - diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI
Surgery, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology; and in seven
common adult procedures and conditions - abdominal aortic aneurysm repair,
heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
(COPD), hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.
“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” 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.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide
patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties,
procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective
measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure
is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.
For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while
1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures
or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized
hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading
research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals
2017” guidebook, available for pre-sale August 1. For more information,
visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.