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Ten Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Honored by U.S. News & World Report

July 16, 2013

Ten Kaiser Foundation Hospitals are listed among the nation’s elite in U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings.

Published today, the annual rankings include a rating of the top 18 U.S. hospitals overall and the top U.S. hospitals according to their performance in 16 key medical specialties. Now in its 24th year, the report also analyzes and rates facilities in most states and in major metropolitan regions (all U.S. regions with at least 500,000 in population).

Among the Kaiser Permanente facilities honored was Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, ranked 16th in California. The medical center was also named “high-performing” in 12 specialties, including cancer care and cardiology and heart surgery. Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara, Calif. was ranked as the second-best hospital in the San Jose metropolitan area, and was named “high-performing” in cancer and six other specialties.

Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center was rated as the second-best hospital in Hawaii. Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center was named No. 9 in Oregon.

10 Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Honored by U.S. News & World Report

Six other Kaiser Foundation Hospital facilities in California were named in the report, four in Southern California (Anaheim, Fontana, Riverside and Woodland Hills) and two in Northern California (Redwood City and Sacramento). Fontana was rated No. 2 in the Riverside-San Bernardino metro area, and Sacramento was No. 2 in the Sacramento metro area.

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 and complete rankings, visit U.S. News & World Report.

The Best Hospitals recognition by U.S. News & World Report comes on the heels of the spring 2013 release of the “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.