PASADENA, Calif. — Ten Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California were honored for their excellence in health care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Hospitals study, which was released today.
The 10 hospitals were rated high performing in at least one of 25 measures. In addition, five of the hospitals were also ranked among the state’s top 50 for overall care. Those include Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Anaheim, Downey, South Bay, Fontana and the Los Angeles Medical Center in Hollywood.
Also of note: Kaiser Permanente’s South Bay hospital was singled out by the magazine for its performance in cancer care, and the Fontana hospital was ranked No. 2 in the entire Riverside metro area.
“Kaiser Permanente Southern California hospitals are ranked among the best because of our highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff, who are dedicated to delivering excellent care to our members and patients,” said Julie Miller-Phipps, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Southern California. “The U.S. News rankings are a reflection of our evidence-based approach to achieving the best health outcomes.”
The 28th annual rankings and ratings, a well-known annual assessment of hospital care superiority, are based on evaluation of the 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.
In all, 22 Kaiser Permanente hospitals across the country were rated high performing for at least one of the 25 measures. Five hospitals in Northern California were also rated among the state’s top 50 overall.
“We’re proud to hear the latest report from U.S. News & World Report places us within the top tier of hospitals nationwide,” said Michael Kanter, MD, executive vice president and chief quality officer for The Permanente Federation, the national umbrella organization for the more than 21,000 physicians who provide care to Kaiser Permanente’s more than 11.8 million members. “Our tens of thousands of dedicated physicians, nurses, clinicians and care teams demonstrate every day that they have a shared stake in our members’ health, and these results validate that our approach to providing quality care is working.”
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 more than 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.