MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Otolaryngology (ENT) and Head and Neck Surgery department of Mission Hospital was recently awarded the rating of "High-Performing" in the U.S. News & World Report (USNWR) Best Hospitals rankings. The rankings recognize Mission Hospital as the highest-rated private ENT hospital of the five such hospitals within twenty-five miles, and the fourth-highest rated private ENT hospital of the thirty such hospitals within fifty miles, of its campuses in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach. The overall rankings designate Mission Hospital as the fifteenth-highest regionally ranked hospital of the 131 hospitals listed by USNWR in the Los Angeles metro area.
"We are pleased to be recognized by USNWR as a high-performing hospital in the ear, nose and throat specialty," said James K. Bredenkamp, MD, a board-certified otolaryngologist at Mission Hospital and Head and Neck Associates of Orange County. "Whether patients come to us for head and neck oncology, trauma and tumor reconstruction, sleep disorders, or hearing-related dysfunctions, I and my otolaryngology colleagues at Mission Hospital place our years of experience at their service to provide healing in all aspects of their condition."
The overall ENT score was computed based on USNWR ratings for various categories of care. Mission Hospital scored the highest possible ranking in two categories, patient services and patient survival. The hospital also ranked high in nursing intensity, which measures the nurse-to-patient balance across the hospital.
USNWR analyzed more than 5,000 hospitals for adult and pediatric care to find the best in the United States, based on critical criteria and patient outcomes. Ear, nose and throat is one of 16 specialties in which USNWR ranked hospitals.
About Mission Hospital
As a part of the St. Joseph Hoag Health network of care, Mission Hospital was founded in Mission Viejo in 1971 and has since grown to a two-campus facility with 552 beds and approximately 2,500 employees. Mission Hospital has been serving the greater needs of the community for over 40 years, improving the quality of life in the communities it serves. Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo is an acute As a part of the St. Joseph Health network of care, Mission Hospital was founded in Mission Viejo in 1971 and has since grown to a two-campus facility with 552 beds and approximately 2,100 employees. Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo is an acute care, full-service facility providing advanced health care services and diagnostic care to south Orange County and is the only designated trauma center in south Orange County.
Mission Hospital Laguna Beach joined the Mission Hospital family and St. Joseph Health in 2009, providing south Orange County coastal communities with 24-hour emergency and intensive care as well as medical-surgical/telemetry services. Mission Hospital offers specialty care in behavioral health, imaging, heart, neuroscience and spine, orthopedics and women's services. CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital is a 48-bed facility that is the area's only dedicated pediatric hospital for more than two decades. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Mission Hospital has received numerous awards and recognition for its high quality of care. For more information, visit www.mission4health.com.
SOURCE St. Joseph Health