Three hospitals in L.A. make ‘Top 100 in the U.S.’ list

April 2, 2014

Cedars-Sinai, Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Centers and Children’s Hospital

(CNS) – 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.