UCI Medical Center One of America’s Best Hospitals, Top 10 in California | For the 19th consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has recognized UCI Medical Center as one of America’s Best Hospitals. The annual rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. This year, the report highlights the excellence of UCI Health programs in gynecology, No. 20 (tie), gastroenterology & GI surgery, No. 36 and geriatrics, No. 42 (tie) among similar programs nationally. The medical center is ranked No. 10 in California and No. 5 in the Los Angeles metropolitan region. In addition, UCI Health programs in cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and lung surgery, and urology were rated as high performing. “This 19th consecutive recognition as one of America’s Best Hospitals reflects the excellence of our entire team of physicians, nurses, therapists and support staff,” said Richard J. Gannotta, CEO, UCI Health System. “UCI Health plays a critical and unduplicated role in improving the health and wellness of our community, from managing complex cases to providing specialty care for any condition.”

Hoag Is Highest Ranked Hospital in Orange County in U.S. News & World Report's 2019-2020 Best Hospital RankingsOnce again the highest ranked hospital in Orange County, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian proudly announced recently that U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Hospitals Rankings named Hoag the fourth-best hospital in the Los Angeles metro area and eighth-best in California. The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 30th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions and common elective procedures. Hoag’s 2019-2020 rankings also included national recognition for Hoag’s specialty services, including:

  • #37 in Neurology & Neurosurgery

  • #41 in Gynecology

  • #41 in Orthopedics

  • #48 in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

Additional rankings included high performing in five adult specialties, including Cancer, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Pulmonology & Lung Surgery, and Urology, as well as high performing in nine procedures and conditions, including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery. “Receiving this prestigious national recognition is a tribute to Hoag’s commitment to delivering the highest quality, patient-centered care each and every day to the Orange County community,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, Hoag president and CEO. “We are so proud of our dedicated employees, medical staff, volunteers, and our Board, who demonstrate compassion each and every day while providing this community a level of personalized care that is unsurpassed.”

MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center Recognized with American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Gold Plus Awards for Heart Failure and Stroke Care | MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines - Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, as well as the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines - Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The awards recognize Long Beach Medical Center’s commitment to ensuring heart failure and stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines founded in the latest scientific evidence. Long Beach Medical Center earned the awards by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure and stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and aggressive risk-reduction therapies. Before discharge, patients also receive education on managing their overall health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions. “Long Beach Medical Center is dedicated to improving the quality of care for our heart failure and stroke patients by implementing the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get with the Guidelines initiatives,” says Ike Mmeje, chief operating officer, Long Beach Medical Center. “The tools and resources provided help us track and measure our success in meeting evidenced-based clinical guidelines developed to improve patient outcomes.

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