Huntington Hospital has once again been recognized as a Best Hospital for
2019-2020 Los Angeles and California by U.S. News & World Report.
Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 30th year, are designed to assist patients and
their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care
for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
Huntington Hospital was named the fifth Best Hospital in the greater Los
Angeles area and the tenth Best Hospital overall in California. The hospital
was ranked among the best in the country in four adult specialties: Orthopedics
(#21), Neurology and Neurosurgery (#26), Urology (#35-tie) and Gastroenterology
and GI Surgery (#50-tie).
Huntington Hospital was also ranked “High Performing” in two
adult specialties: geriatrics and pulmonology and lung surgery; and in
seven common adult procedures and conditions: aortic valve surgery, chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer surgery, heart bypass,
heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement.
“I’m incredibly proud to receive these designations by U.S.
News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in Los Angeles and
California, particularly with national recognition in four specialties,”
said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “I’m even more proud of our dedicated and compassionate nurses,
physicians and employees who make it their mission to provide exceptional
health care to our community.”
For the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500
medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.
In the 16 specialty areas, 165 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.
In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as
high performing across multiple areas of care.
“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more
transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder,
managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing
the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across
the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information
to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures,
conditions and specialties.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals
methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as
risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality
of nursing, among other care-related indicators. Best Hospitals was produced
by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based
in Research Triangle Park, NC.
For more information about the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, please visit the
FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals
2020” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469937), available for pre-order now from the
U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores in mid-September. Visit
Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on
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