Huntington Hospital was also ranked Best Regional Hospital in 13 types of care, with recognition as "High Performing" in six adult specialties - diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI Surgery, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology; and in seven common adult procedures and conditions - abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.
"U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide," said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of."
The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.
For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
The rankings will be published in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2017" guidebook, available for pre-sale August 1. For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.
About Huntington Hospital
Huntington Hospital, www.huntingtonhospital.com, is a 625-bed not-for-profit hospital in Pasadena, California. We are named among the top hospitals in California and nationally ranked in three specialties by U.S. News and World Report, and as one of the 50 best hospitals in America by Healthgrades. Learn more about us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/huntingtonmemorialhospital and on Twitter at @huntingtonnews.
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