Cedars-Sinai, UCLA Hospitals Among Best in Country

So says an industry publication.

UCLA Medical Center. Patch file photo.
UCLA Medical Center. Patch file photo.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center are among the top 100 U.S. hospitals listed today by Becker's Hospital Review.

The list was the result of Becker's own research and consideration of nominations, plus a review of the various rankings that are put out each year, including those from U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics and The LeapFrog Group.

Becker's did not rank the top 100, but listed them in alphabetical order. Its report said each of the "institutions has a rich history, strong credentials and a growing focus on how to best care for patients in an era of reform. These organizations have played home to some of the greatest medical advancements in U.S. healthcare history, and they are also the bastions of their respective communities -- serving the roles of academic hubs or local mainstays."

Cedars-Sinai was recognized for being a "world-renowned academic medical center and the largest nonprofit hospital in the western United States."

CHLA was cited for performing "more complex procedures than any other hospital in the area" and for being "one of the country's premier teaching hospitals."

The review noted that Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center "has earned several distinctions for clinical excellence and established itself as a leader in organ transplantation."

Other California hospitals making the list were Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, UCSD Medical Center, Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Sutter Davis Hospital and UC San Francisco Hospital.

--City News Service

joebanana April 03, 2014 at 11:22 AM
I can vouch for UCLA medical center, and Dr. Neil Martin. He's a miracle worker. When I had a bleeding brain aneurysm, the first emergency room doctor gave me less than 50/50 chance to even make it through surgery, saying it "was too big and too far in", so they airlifted me to UCLA. After having my head opened up for 8 hours in surgery, I made a 100% full recovery against all odds. If you know anybody with a neurological disorder, UCLA is the place to go.
Penny Arévalo April 03, 2014 at 11:24 AM
That's fantastic! Best wishes to you.
mimi April 03, 2014 at 01:03 PM
I have been treated at UCLA and Cedars, as well as Scripps. Never for an emergency. My experience at all three institutions ranges from excellent to unforgivable, depending on the treating physician. Frankly, hospitals are in a sorry state all over the country. If these three are the best, it is a sad commentary on what we have come to expect from our doctors and hospitals.
Gary Gorlick April 18, 2014 at 11:38 AM
Now with the ACA ( Obamacare ) in action it will be fascinating to watch the morphing of our health system. Three predictions: the private health insurers will super- gouge all individual plan holders to the point of criminality; much health care will be provided by lesser than MD trained; and lastly the number of wrong diagnoses and wrong treatments will increase dramatically.


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