Now on their 29th year, the annual Best Hospitals rankings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
Huntington Hospital, a 619-bed not-for-profit hospital, was named the fifth Best Hospital in the greater Los Angeles area, and 10th Best Hospital overall in California. It was ranked among the best throughout the United States in gynecology, at No. 33 in the list, and urology, No. 16.
“I’m incredibly proud that our compassionate community care continues to be reflected in U.S. News and World Report rankings as one of the top hospitals in Los Angeles and California,” Dr. Lori J. Morgan, Huntington Hospital’s President and CEO, said. “These achievements are a direct result of the exceptional health care our nurses, physicians and employees provide our patients every single day.”
The Pasadena hospital was also ranked Best Regional Hospital in 14 types of care, with recognition as High Performing in seven adult specialties: diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI (gastro-intestinal) surgery, geriatric, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and pulmonology.
It was also High Performing in seven common adult procedures and conditions: aortic valve surgery, heart bypass, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hip replacement, and knee replacement.
The magazine evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions for the 2018-2019 rankings. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as High Performing across multiple areas of care.
“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” Ben Harder, Managing Editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News and World Report, said. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and re-admission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
U.S News produces the rankings in partnership with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
To learn more about Huntington Hospital, visit www.huntingtonhospital.org.