Newsweek Ranks Kaiser Permanente Hospitals as Being Among the Best in California and the Nation

Published on Mar 23, 2023

Newsweek Magazine listed several Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California in its “Best Hospital” lists in California and the U.S.

Several Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Southern California ranked among the Top 40 best medical centers in the state for providing high-quality patient care and service, according to Newsweek. Kaiser Permanente Southern California is based in Pasadena.

According to the magazine, Woodland Hills Medical Center ranked 21st among California’s Top 40 hospitals. San Diego/Zion Medical Centers ranked 30th, while Los Angeles Medical Center ranked 31st. Additionally, among the best 414 hospitals in the U.S., Newsweek ranked Woodland Hills Medical Center as number 151; San Diego/Zion Medical Centers as number 198, and Los Angeles Medical Center as number 208.

Woodland Hills Medical Center has made the list every year since the awards began.

“We’re proud that several of our Kaiser Permanente Southern California hospitals are being recognized among the top medical centers in the state and the country as a whole,” said Julie Miller-Phipps, president, Kaiser Permanente Southern California and Hawaii, Health Plan and Hospitals. “It’s a testament to the commitment of our physicians, nurses and staff, who day in and day out go above and beyond the call of duty to meet the needs of our patients and members.”

Dr. Ramin Davidoff, executive medical director for the Southern California and Hawaii Permanente Medical Groups, noted these positive hospital rankings reflect the dedication of Kaiser Permanente doctors and the world-class care they give to their patients on a daily basis.

“We’re delighted by this recognition that’s a reflection of Kaiser Permanente physicians’ and other care team members’ steadfast commitment to providing our patients and members with exceptional care and service,” he said. “Our goal is, and will always be, to improve the health and lives of our patients and communities.”

Newsweek ranked its lists based on expert feedback from tens of thousands of medical professionals. The ranking also factors in results from patient surveys and patient satisfaction scores, as well as key medical performance indicators such as risk-adjusted mortality, readmission rates, and timeliness of care.

For a complete list of ranked hospitals in 28 nations, visit Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2023.

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