The UCLA Health System’s hospitals in Santa Monica and Westwood have been named to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals 2013–14 Honor Roll.
UCLA was ranked No. 5 in the country and No. 1 in both California and the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Now in their 24th year, the Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel at treating patients with the most challenging conditions.
“We are grateful and honored to again be recognized for the outstanding work of our physicians and staff on behalf of the patients who seek care at UCLA,” said Dr. David Feinberg, president of the UCLA Health System and CEO of the UCLA Hospital System. “Our goal is to treat each patient who comes through our doors as if he or she were a member of our own family, with dignity and respect, in a compassionate and safe environment that delivers the highest-quality medical care available.”
The Best Hospitals Honor Roll highlights medical centers that rank at or near the top in at least six of the 16 medical specialty areas evaluated. UCLA ranked highly in 15 of the 16 specialty areas nationwide.
“This honor confirms, once again, that the UCLA Health System is one of the premier health care providers in the nation,” said Dr. A. Eugene Washington, vice chancellor for health sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
“We not only provide the most sophisticated state-of-the-art care but also rank among the very best academic medical centers in the nation on patient satisfaction scores. I commend and congratulate each member of our team for putting patients first and helping us earn this distinction.”