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Kaiser Permanente recognized for excellent care by US News & World Report

Permanente hospitals are among the best in the nation for delivering high-quality care, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-2021 “Best Hospitals” rankings.

The 31st annual study analyzes 26 specialties, procedures, and common conditions to assess hospital performance. According to the report:

  • 32 Kaiser Permanente hospitals are “high performing” for one or more measures. High performers are based on evaluation of the more than 4,500 medical centers and designate the top 10th percentile of hospitals nationwide.
  • 24 Kaiser Permanente hospitals are “high performing” for congestive heart failure treatment.
  • 20 Kaiser Permanente hospitals are “high performing” for knee and/or hip replacement surgeries.
  • 15 hospitals are “high performing” for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Kaiser Permanente’s Anaheim and Irvine medical centers rank 19th nationwide for pulmonology and lung surgery.
  • Overall, Kaiser Permanente has one or more hospitals that are nationally ranked or “high performing” for six specialties: neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology and lung surgery; gastroenterology and GI surgery; orthopedics; nephrology; and geriatrics.

“This recognition reflects the dedication and expertise of our physicians and care teams,” said Phil Madvig, MD, interim chief medical officer for National Health Plan and Hospitals Quality at Kaiser Permanente. “Our commitment to quality, safety, and excellence defines our clinical care and it continues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Eleven Kaiser Permanente hospitals in California are ranked among the best in the state for overall care: Anaheim, Baldwin Park, Fontana, Irvine, Los Angeles, Ontario, Roseville, San Diego, San Diego Zion, San Francisco, and Santa Clara. Additionally, Kaiser Permanente’s Sunnyside in Oregon is among the state’s top 10.

“We’re proud that the U.S. News & World Report places us within the top tier of hospitals nationwide,” said Nancy Gin, MD, executive vice president and chief quality officer for The Permanente Federation, the national umbrella organization for the more than 23,000 physicians who provide care to Kaiser Permanente’s more than 12.4 million members. “During this critical time in health care, our experienced and highly skilled front-line staff, nurses and physicians are committed to ensuring that our patients receive the quality care they deserve to get healthy and stay healthy.”

In its hospital analysis, U.S. News & World Report uses publicly available data such as volume, mortality rates, infection rates, staffing levels, and patient satisfaction rates, among others. For more information and complete rankings, visit U.S. News & World Report.

About Kaiser Permanente

For 75 years, Kaiser Permanente has been committed to shaping the future of health and health care — and helping our members, patients, and communities experience more healthy years. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Since July 21, 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.4 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health. For more information, visit http://about.kaiserpermanente.org.