SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Four hospitals within Sutter Health's not-for-profit network achieved recognition today as among the best hospitals in California for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings rate top hospitals in the state and in major metropolitan regions, as well as top hospitals according to their performance in 16 adult specialties.
Sutter Health hospitals recognized among the top 50 in the state and top 10 in their metro area include:
San Francisco metro area
Sacramento metro area
In addition, California Pacific Medical Center received "high performer" recognitions in three specialties and a top 50 hospital in the nation achievement for gynecology. Only 137 of the nearly 5,000 U.S. hospitals evaluated received a national ranking in at least one specialty. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, received "high performer" recognitions in four adult specialties.
"We set high standards for our patients' experiences, employ research, innovate, and seek creative business and community partnerships to continually improve how we deliver care," said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer for Sutter Health. "This national recognition by U.S. News and World Report demonstrates how our doctors, hospitals and medical teams partner each day to deliver high-quality care to patients across Northern California."
The U.S. News & World Report survey ranked hospitals according to reputation, mortality, patient safety and other areas, including nurse staffing and technology.
"A Best Hospital has demonstrated expertise in treating the most challenging patients," 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."
For more information and complete rankings, visit U.S. News & World Report.
About Sutter Health
Serving patients and their families in more than 100 Northern California cities and towns, Sutter Health doctors, not-for-profit hospitals and other health care service providers share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. The Sutter Medical Network includes many of California's top-performing, highest-quality physician organizations as measured annually by the Integrated Healthcare Association. Sutter-affiliated hospitals are regional leaders in cardiac care, women's and children's services, cancer care, orthopedics and advanced patient-safety technology. For more information about the not-for-profit Sutter Health network visit: sutterhealth.org | facebook.com/sutterhealth | youtube.com/sutterhealth | twitter.com/sutterhealth
SOURCE Sutter Health