Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica has been named one of the nation’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, a leading online resource that helps consumers search, evaluate, compare and connect with physicians and hospitals.
The distinction, which Healthgrades said was recognized based on clinical performance over seven years, places Saint John’s in the top one percent of hospitals nationwide, out of the nearly 4,500 hospitals evaluated, hospital officials said.
“Saint John’s remains dedicated to providing the best possible care to its patients in a healing and comforting environment,” said Paul Natterson, president of Saint John’s medical staff.
“As a physician, I am able to provide personalized care knowing that I have the support of our amazing nurses and staff that take care of my patients like they would their own family. Being named one of America’s Top 50 Hospitals for the seventh year in a row only further supports what I’ve always seen at Saint John’s: it’s dedicated to taking care of its patients.”
While many of the nation’s hospitals are eligible to be on this list, Saint John’s was one of two out of 14 eligible in the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale Metro Division to receive the designation.
“Hospitals earn this distinction by providing better than expected outcomes across a broad spectrum of conditions and procedures and maintaining these superior results over an extended period of time,” said Evan Marks, executive vice president of informatics and strategy for Healthgrades. “As such, by selecting a hospital on the Healthgrades America’s 50 Best hospital list, consumers can expect a commitment to exceptional quality and clinical care that is amongst the best in the nation.”