MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center ranks among California’s best in U.S. News & World Report’s Listings of Best Hospitals

In a rigorous assessment of more than 4,500 adult hospitals, U.S. News & World Report recognized MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center as “high performing” in 14 clinical categories, including for Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Heart Failure, Heart Bypass Surgery, Orthopedics, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Colon Cancer Surgery, Gastroenterology & Gastrointestinal Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Urology and Nephrology.

Long Beach Medical Center ranked among the Top 6 Hospitals in Los Angeles County. Top 15 in California and the highest ranking in the Greater Long Beach region. Along with MemorialCare sister hospitals Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley and Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills, the trio together were ranked as “high performance” 30 times in several clinical categories.

“These continued awards and recognitions demonstrate that we never lose sight of the needs of our patients while consistently achieving high levels of excellence,” says John Bishop, CEO, Long Beach Medical Center and Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach. “We take enormous pride in these remarkable accomplishments.”

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings 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. Scores are based on several factors, including outcomes, patient safety and patient experience. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

“These achievements are a testament to the dedication and teamwork of our MemorialCare 15,000 employees, physicians and volunteers who continually strive to deliver advanced, high quality health services for Southern Californians,” says Barry Arbuckle, PhD, President and CEO, MemorialCare.

Long Beach Medical Center has appeared on many “Best Hospitals” lists in numerous clinical categories since U. S. News & World Report and other rankings began. It is listed among the U.S. top 125 hospitals by Consumers’ CHECKBOOK and Top 100 Cardiovascular Hospitals by Thomson Reuters. It also has received American Heart Association’s Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, as well as American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. Serving the region since 1907, Long Beach Medical Center and its adjacent MemorialCare Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach comprise the West’s second largest hospital campus and are major teaching hospitals for future physicians, nurses and other clinicians and support staff.

About MemorialCare:
MemorialCare, a pioneer in evidence-based medicine and high-value health care, has more than 200 care sites; top hospitals—Long Beach Medical Center,Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach, Orange Coast Medical Center in Fountain Valley and Saddleback Medical Center in Laguna Hills; the award-winning MemorialCare Medical Group and Greater Newport Physicians; Seaside Health Plan; and convenient, cost-effective ambulatory surgery, imaging, breast health, kidney dialysis and urgent care centers throughout Southern California. Among MemorialCare’s many honors for its health care organizations include Best U.S. Health Care Systems, 10 Largest Children’s Hospitals, Best Places to Work and Magnet recognition for all its hospitals—the highest honor for nursing excellence.

This article was released by MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center.