Orange County Hospitals Make Newsweek’s Best in US List

Monday, March 29, 2021

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The coronavirus pandemic brought home the importance of access to high-quality health care, Newsweek said with a recent announcement of the world's best hospitals, which includes two facilities inOrange County and 36 in California.

Greater Irvine Chamber Leaders Circle platinum-level partners with facilities in Orange County making the list are Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (#15) and UC Irvine Medical Center (#21), as well as MemorialCare and Kaiser Permanente with Southern California locations.

Newsweek ranked the Golden State’s best hospitals in the United States:

  1. Stanford Health Care - Stanford Hospital
  2. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
  3. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  4. UCLA Medical Center - Santa Monica
  5. UCSF Medical Center
  6. University of California - Davis Medical Center
  7. Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
  8. UC San Diego Health - Jacobs Medical Center
  9. Keck Hospital of USC
  10. Torrance Memorial Medical Center
  11. Sharp Memorial Hospital
  12. MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center
  13. Mission Hospital
  14. El Camino Hospital
  15. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
  16. Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
  17. John Muir Health - Walnut Creek Medical Center
  18. Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center
  19. Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
  20. Palomar Medical Center
  21. UC Irvine Medical Center
  22. Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center
  23. St. Jude Medical Center
  24. Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
  25. John Muir Medical Center - Concord Campus
  26. Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center
  27. Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center & Zion Medical Center
  28. Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
  29. Huntington Memorial Hospital
  30. Scripps Green Hospital
  31. California Pacific Medical Center
  32. Sharp Coronado Hospital
  33. Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital Medical Center
  34. Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
  35. Barton Memorial Hospital
  36. Dignity Health - Sequoia Hospital

Newsweek partnered with the respected global data research firm Statistica Inc. to compile the ranking, which Global Editor-in-Chief Nancy Cooper said "may be our most important ranking yet" given the demand placed on hospitals during the pandemic.

This is the third year Newsweek has released the ranking, topped both globally and in the United States by the famed Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. The list includes 2,000 hospitals in 25 countries that "stand out for their consistent excellence, including distinguished physicians, top-notch nursing care, and state-of-the-art technology," Cooper said in the announcement of the list.

Three data sources were used to compile the list: recommendations from medical experts; results from patient surveys; and key performance indicators measuring things such as inpatient mortality rates, injuries to patients, bed turnover, Medicare and Medicaid measures, and occupancy.

Every hospital received a score, but Newsweek noted the scores are only comparable among hospitals in the same country. For example, a score of 90 percent in one country doesn't necessarily indicate the quality is better than in a hospital in another country that received a score of 87 percent.

Ranked the Top 10 U.S. hospitals in the world are:

  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (No. 1 globally)
  • Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland (No. 2 globally)
  • Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (No. 3 globally)
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore (No. 5 globally)
  • Stanford Health Care – Stanford Hospital, Stanford, Connecticut (No. 13 globally)
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California (No. 17 globally)
  • The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City (No. 30 globally)
  • University of Michigan Hospitals – Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor, Michigan (No. 23 globally)
  • Brigham And Women's Hospital, Boston (No. 25 globally)
  • New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell, New York City (No. 33 globally)

Source: Patch

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