UCLA Health hospitals place No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 7 nationally in prominent ranking

UCLA Health hospitals in Westwood and Santa Monica placed No. 1 in Los Angeles, No. 2 in California and No. 7 in the nation in the 2017 –18 U.S. News and World Report rankings.“UCLA Health is proud to be recognized for providing world-class treatment to patients from greater Los Angeles, across the state and around the globe,” said Johnese Spisso, president ofUCLA Health, CEO of UCLA Hospital System and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences. “Our long-standing commitment to excellence ensures that our patients and their families receive the most compassionate, comprehensive care possible from every member of our team.”Theannual rankings evaluate more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 medical specialties and nine relatively common procedures and conditions.  The survey’s nationalhonor roll names only 20 medical centers; UCLA Health has appeared on the honor roll for 28 consecutive years.“Being among the best in the country requires continually striving to enhance all aspects of patient care,” said Dr. John Mazziotta, vice chancellor for UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health. “I commend the dedication of everyone at our hospitals, clinics and the David Geffen School of M edicine at UCLA.”The medical specialty rankings assessed performance in 16 disciplines, recognizing hospitals that excel at treating patients who require more complex care. The methodology utilizes extensive publicly re...
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