Huntington Hospital has once again been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 Los Angeles and California by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th 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. The hospital was also named tenth Best Hospital overall in California and was ranked among the best in the country in gynecology (#33) and urology (#16).
Huntington Hospital was also ranked Best Regional Hospital in 14 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 seven common adult procedures and conditions – aortic valve surgery, heart bypass, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hip replacement, and knee replacement.
“I’m incredibly proud that our compassionate community care continues to be reflected in U.S. News & World Report rankings as one of the top hospitals in Los Angeles and California,” said Lori J. Morgan, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Huntington Hospital. “These achievements are a direct result of the exceptional health care our nurses, physicians and employees provide our patients every single day.”
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 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 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, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, 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, N.C.