Huntington Hospital has once again been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2017-18 Los Angeles and California by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.
Huntington Hospitalwas named the fourth “Best Hospital” in the greater Los Angeles area. The hospital was also named ninth “Best Hospital” overall in California and was ranked among the best in the country in gynecology and urology.
Huntington Hospitalwas also ranked Best Regional Hospital in 15 types of care, with recognition as “High Performing” in seven adult specialties – diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatric, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and pulmonology; and in eight common adult procedures and conditions – aortic valve surgery, heart bypass, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.
“We are honored to once again be recognized by U.S. News & World Report,” said Stephen A. Ralph, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “It gives me great pride to congratulate and thank our caring nurses, skilled physicians and dedicated employees and volunteers for earning these designations, which are the result of the compassionate care they provide our patients every day.”
For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 146 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 nearly three decades, we’ve 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, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”
The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.