Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was ranked among the top five in the nation and the best in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, according to rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report.
In the metro area, the hospital earned a top ranking with national recognition in 15 medical specialty areas. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ranked second with recognition for 12 specialties, while USC University Hospital placed third, earning national rankings in eight specialty areas.
UCI Medical Center, St. Vincent Medical Center, City of Hope, USC Norris Cancer Hospital, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center rounded out the magazine's top 10 in the Los Angeles area.
"While we are pleased with this recognition, what really drives us is ensuring that every patient that comes through our doors gets care that is compassionate, safe, of the highest quality and delivered with dignity and respect," according to Dr. David Feinberg, president of the UCLA Health System.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles ranked eighth nationally on the magazine's honor roll for children's hospitals.
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ranked 10th among the nation's cancer- treatment hospitals, while City of Hope ranked 17th.
"City of Hope has been dedicated to providing the best patient care possible for close to 100 years, and we continually strive to improve the patient experience through the combination of compassionate care, advanced technology and scientific discovery," said Dr. Michael Friedman, president and CEO of City of Hope.
The 22nd annual Best Hospitals issue rated hospitals in 16 high-stakes medical specialties, from heart care to diabetes and neurology.
According to the magazine, physicians at the highly ranked facilities see far more patients with critical needs than do doctors at many community hospitals. As a result, they have more experience and understand better how to deliver quality care.
The magazine, available on newsstands on Aug. 30, evaluated 4,285 hospitals for its annual rankings.