INGLEWOOD, Calif. – August 22, 2017 – Centinela Hospital Medical Center today
announced that it was named to U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 High
Preforming Hospital List for Specialty Rankings in the treatment of Heart
Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Best Hospitals recognition, now in its 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients
make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening
conditions or for common elective procedures.
For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers
nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty
areas, 146 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings
by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing
across multiple areas of care.
“Centinela Hospital has a culture that focuses on patient outcomes
and effectiveness of care, and our team is committed to delivering excellence
in all that we do,” said Linda Bradley, Chief Executive Office,
Centinela Hospital Medical Center. “We thank U.S. News & World
Report for this special recognition of our facility in the fields of Cardiology
and Pulmonology. These awards are a testament to the hard work and dedication
contributed by our nurses, staff, clinicians, and physicians every day.”
In addition to the U.S. News & World Report awards, Centinela Hospital
Medical Center has been recognized for its quality of care, receiving
honors from The Joint Commission, Truven Analytics, Healthgrades, The
Leapfrog Group, among others.
“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality
more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder,
managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing
the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information
they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”
The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission
rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing
care and other care-related indicators.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading
research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
For more information about the 2017-18 rankings, please visit our
FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals
2018” guidebook (ISBN 978-1931469869), available for pre-order from the
U.S. News Store for delivery in late August.
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