Three facilities in California and one in Washington were among the 17 hospitals nationwide to earn honor roll status in the U.S. News & World Reports 2014-15 Best
To be among the honor roll, hospitals have to have very high scores in at least six specialties, according to the U.S. News & World Report survey.
Nationally, UCLA Medical Center ranked fifth, UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco, ranked eighth and the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, ranked 11th. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, tied for 12th with UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
UCLA and Washington Medical Center also earned the No. 1 spots in their respective states. Other hospitals in the West region to earn the No. 1 spot in their respective states include Oregon Health & Science University Hospital, Portland, Ore. and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.
U.S. News & World Report has published annual rankings of the nations Best Hospitals for the last quarter-century. The 2014-15 rankings cover nearly 5,000 medical centers across the country and span 16 medical specialties from cancer to urology, with 144 hospitals ranking in at least one specialty, according to U.S. News & World Report.
Rankings are based largely on objective data on hospital performance, such as patient survival rates and resources such as nurse staffing, according to the survey. Each hospitals reputation, as determined by a survey of physician specialists, also is a factor.
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