Scripps La Jolla Knocks UC San Diego Out Of Top Spot For Region In Hospital Rankings
Neither made U.S. News & World Report's top 20 hospitals in the country, but the No. 1 regional spot still carries a lot of cache.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Scripps La Jolla Hospitals Nab Top Local Spot In Annual Hospital Rankings
A highly-watched national report ranks Scripps hospitals in La Jolla slightly ahead of UC San Diego facilities for the first time since 2011. In its annual “best hospitals” edition, U.S. News & World Report lists Scripps in the No. 1 spot for its San Diego County regional rankings, pushing UCSD’s hospitals in La Jolla and Hillcrest to No. 2. Though neither organization made the publication’s honor roll, reserved for the 20 hospitals judged the best in the nation, the top spot in town is still a very valuable honor capable of driving marketing campaigns in a region where a handful of big health systems compete for well-insured patients. (Sisson, 8/7)
For a full list of hospitals, see the U.S. News story: 2017-18 Best Hospitals Honor Roll and Overview (Comarow and Harder, 8/8)