July 17, 2012
Nine Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Honored by U.S. News & World Report
Published today, the rankings include a rating of the top 17 U.S. hospitals overall and the top U.S. hospitals according to their performance in 16 key medical specialties. The report also analyzes and rates facilities in most states and in 94 metropolitan regions (all U.S. regions with at least 500,000 in population).
KAISER PERMANENTE TOP HOSPITALS
- Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center
- Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center
- Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
- Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center
- Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center
- Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center
- Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center
- Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center
- Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center
Among the Kaiser Permanente facilities honored was Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, ranked 12th in California and 6th in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. The medical center was also nationally ranked (49th) for the specialty of geriatrics services. Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center was designated the 6th-best facility in Oregon and “Among the Best in Northwest Oregon,” according to the report. Although not nationally ranked, Sunnyside was rated as high-performing in the specialties of orthopedics and pulmonology.
Other Kaiser Foundation Hospital facilities named in the report were four Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers in Southern California — Woodland Hills, Fontana, Anaheim and Riverside; and Vallejo, San Jose and Walnut Creek in Northern California.
Nearly 5,000 hospitals were initially considered by U.S. News & World Report in these rankings, which evaluate specialty as well as volume. Hospitals were ranked according to reputation, mortality, patient safety and other areas, including nurse staffing and technology. For more information, visit U.S. News & World Report.
The Best Hospitals recognition by U.S. News & World Report comes on the heels of last month’s “Hospital Safety Scorecard” by the Leapfrog Group, in which nearly all Kaiser Permanente hospitals that were included in the survey received an A rating, the highest rating given, and none lower than B.