Healthgrades Ranks 11 California Hospitals Among Top 100 in U.S.
Eleven California hospitals ranked among the nation's top 100 hospitals for in-hospital mortality and complication rates for certain procedures, according to a report released by Healthgrades on Tuesday, Healthcare IT News reports (McCann, Healthcare IT News, 2/20).
Details of the Report
To be deemed eligible for consideration, hospitals were required to be evaluated for complication and mortality rates across at least 19 of 27 conditions and procedures.
The group examined nearly 4,500 hospitals and deemed nearly 1,500 of them eligible for the "America's Best Hospitals" distinction (Healthgrades report, 2/19).
Healthgrades officials said that if all of the hospitals that were evaluated performed at the same level as the top hospitals, up to 165,000 lives could have been saved from 2009 to 2011.
According to the report, states with the most hospitals ranking among the top 100 were:
- Florida, with 13 hospitals recognized;
- California, with 11 hospitals recognized;
- Michigan, with nine hospitals recognized; and
- Ohio, with nine hospitals recognized.
The report found that states without any hospitals ranking among the top 100 were:
- Vermont; and
- West Virginia.
Top California Hospitals
The eleven California hospitals recognized by Healthgrades were:
- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach;
- Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena;
- John Muir Medical Center-Walnut Creek;
- Mills Health Center in San Mateo;
- Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame;
- Saddleback Memorial Medical Center-Laguna Hills;
- Saddleback Memorial Medical Center-San Clemente;
- Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica;
- Saint Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles;
- Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego; and
- Sequoia Hospital in Redwood City (Healthcare IT News, 2/20).