White Memorial Ranked Among Top Hospitals

By EGP Staff Report

U.S. World and News Report’s annual list of the nation’s best hospitals has ranked the White Memorial Medical Center (WMMC) in Boyle Heights twelfth on its list of the top 32 hospitals in the Los Angeles metro area and 29th among the top 41 highest performing hospitals in California.

The national report ranks 732 hospitals out of the potential 4,800 in the nation.

Also on the list of the 32 best Los Angeles metro area hospitals are the world-class Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, USC Norris Cancer Center Hospital, City of Hope and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

“All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health ranking editor in a press release. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”

Along with its ranking recognition, WMMC also scored high performance marks, nearly at the nation best Hospital level, on 10 adult specialties including cardiology and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, and orthopedics. In patient satisfaction surveys, 72 percent of survey takers reported that they would recommend the medical center to friends and family.

“This recognition is due in large part to the caring, commitment and hard work of our White Memorial physicians and employees,” said Beth Zachary, President and CEO of White Memorial Medical Center, in a press release.

“Together, with our modern facilities and advanced technology, we have been able to provide much-needed health care to our community for nearly 100 years.”

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August 2, 2012  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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