Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was ranked the seventh-best hospital in the country Tuesday by U.S. News and World Report, while Cedars-Sinai Medical Center placed 11th.
The ranking for UCLA Medical Center is a dip from last year, when the hospital was ranked fifth on the magazine’s annual Best Hospitals Honor Roll. Cedars-Sinai moved up in the rankings, from 17th last year.
Mayo Clinic in Minnesota was again atop the national list, followed by the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Massachusetts General Hospital, UC San Francisco Medical Center and University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers.
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was ranked second-best hospital in the state, behind UCSF Medical Center, and first in the Los Angeles area, scoring national rankings in 15 specialties and 10 children’s specialties.
Cedars-Sinai placed fourth in the state and second in the Los Angeles area. Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach ranked eighth in the state, Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena placed ninth and Keck Hospital of USC was 10th.
For the Los Angeles area, the best hospitals behind UCLA and Cedars- Sinai were Hoag Memorial, Huntington Memorial, Keck, UC Irvine Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance and a tie between St. Joseph Hospital in Orange and St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton.
–City News Service