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Twenty-Eight Kaiser Permanente Hospitals Honored by U.S. News & World Report

Kaiser Permanente facilities 'high performing' for several specialties, procedures and conditions

August 2, 2016



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OAKLAND, Calif. — Twenty-eight Kaiser Permanente hospitals are among the nation’s finest medical centers for both common and complex care, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2016-17 Best Hospitals report, published this week.

The 27th annual rankings and ratings, considered to provide an objective assessment of hospital care excellence, are based on evaluation of the nearly 5,000 medical centers nationwide. This study is intended to help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. Best Hospitals uses objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

Five Kaiser Permanente hospitals in California are among the state’s Top 50 for overall care: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Santa Clara and Fontana. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente in Clackamas is ranked the fourth-best hospital in Oregon.

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. Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, for the second year in a row, is among the Top 50 in the nation for the specialty of “cardiac care and heart surgery.” In addition, 26 Kaiser Permanente hospitals are “high-performing,” the highest rating given, for congestive heart failure treatment, four are “high-performing” for heart bypass graft, and three are “high-performing” for aortic valve replacement.

“Kaiser Permanente’s commitment to world-class quality care is supported by this latest report from U.S. News & World Report,” said Patrick Courneya, MD, executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals. “This recognition of our specialty care is directly attributable to Kaiser Permanente’s culture of continuous improvement, evidence-based practices and personalized service.”

“High-Performing” across 18 of the 25 specialties, procedures and conditions

In all, Kaiser Permanente facilities are rated “high-performing” in 18 of the 25 different specialties, procedures and conditions.

“We’re gratified 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, The Permanente Federation, the national umbrella organization for nearly 18,000 physicians who provide care to Kaiser Permanente’s more than 10.6 million members. “Our tens of thousands of dedicated physicians, nurses, clinicians and care teams strive to put our patients at the center of everything we do, and these results validate that our quality care is working.”

In addition to the 28 Kaiser Permanente hospitals named in the report, four others in California (Richmond, Manteca, Irvine and Ontario) are included in the U.S. News calculations as a result of shared licenses and combined data (see accompanying chart).

For more information and complete rankings, visit U.S. News.

Hospital High Performing Designations
Anaheim/Irvine (CA) Orthopedics, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement
Antioch (CA) Heart Failure, Hip Replacement
Baldwin Park (CA) Heart Failure
Downey (CA) Heart Failure
Fontana/Ontario (CA) Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hip Replacement
Fresno (CA) Heart Failure
Los Angeles (CA) Diabetes and Endocrinology, Geriatrics,  Neurology and Neurosurgery,; Orthopedics, Urology, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Failure, Heart Bypass Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Lung Cancer Surgery
Manteca/Modesto (CA) Heart Failure
Moreno Valley (CA) Heart Failure
Oakland/Richmond (CA) Heart Failure, Hip Replacement
Panorama City (CA) Heart Failure
Riverside (CA) Orthopedics, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Roseville (CA) Heart Failure, Hip Replacement
Sacramento (CA) Cancer, Gynecology
San Diego (CA) Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
San Francisco (CA) Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Cancer, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement
San Jose (CA) Heart Failure
San Rafael (CA) Urology
Santa Clara (CA) Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement
South Bay (CA) Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
South Sacramento (CA) Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery
South San Francisco (CA) Heart Failure
Vallejo (CA) Heart Failure
Walnut Creek (CA) Heart Failure
West Los Angeles (CA) Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Woodland Hills (CA) Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hip Replacement
Moanalua (HI) Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Sunnyside (OR) Orthopedics, Pulmonology, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

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 10.6 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 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.