OAKLAND, Calif. — Ten Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California were recognized for their excellence in health care in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Hospitals study released this week.
Kaiser Permanente hospitals that received high-performing ratings for specialty and/or common care are: Antioch, Fresno, Oakland/Richmond, Roseville, San Francisco, San Jose, San Rafael, Santa Clara, South Sacramento and Walnut Creek.
Five of the Kaiser Permanente hospitals were also ranked among the state’s top 50 overall: Antioch (44th), Oakland (32nd), Roseville (32nd), Santa Clara (32nd) and San Francisco (26th).
U.S. News also ranks hospitals on a local and regional level. Three Kaiser Permanente hospitals — Antioch, Oakland/Richmond and San Francisco — are among the Top 10 in the San Francisco metropolitan area. Roseville Medical Center was tied for third in the Sacramento Metro Area, and Santa Clara is third in the San Jose Metro Area.
The 28th annual rankings and ratings, a well-known annual assessment of hospital care superiority, are based on evaluation of more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide. This study is intended to help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 complex specialties, procedures and common conditions.
For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In all, 22 Kaiser Permanente hospitals across the country were rated high performing for at least one of the 25 measures. Five other hospitals in Southern California were also rated among the state’s top 50 overall.
“I am incredibly proud of our physicians and staff who focus on world-class quality care, delivered with compassion and commitment,” said Richard S. Isaacs, MD, FACS, executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group. “This recognition from U.S. News & World Report is a tribute to Kaiser Permanente’s exceptional foundation of excellence and commitment to continuous improvement, evidenced-based practices and personalized service.”
While choosing the right hospital for the right procedure is a complex decision, Kaiser Permanente stands out for several specialties, procedures and conditions, including cardiac care. Eight Northern California Kaiser Permanente hospitals are high performing, the highest rating given, for congestive heart failure treatment; five are high performing for knee replacement, and five are high performing for colon cancer surgery.
“The heart of our mission at Kaiser Permanente is about providing high-quality and affordable health care. This recognition highlights the outstanding work of our Northern California physicians, nurses, care teams and employees, who deliver on that commitment every day,” said Janet Liang, president, Kaiser Permanente Northern California.
In its hospital analysis, U.S. News & World Report uses publicly available data such as mortality rates, volume, infection rates, staffing levels and patient satisfaction rates, among others.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 11.8 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: kp.org/share.