USC’s hospitals ranked among nation’s best
Keck Hospital of USC and USC Norris Cancer Hospital have again been recognized among the top hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its annual “Best Hospitals” report.
USC-affiliated Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, staffed exclusively by USC faculty physicians, was also named to the magazine’s Best Children’s Hospitals Honor Roll and was ranked among the top five in the nation.
For the first time, the magazine provides statewide hospital rankings in addition to rankings in select metropolitan areas. Keck Hospital ranks No. 6 in California and No. 3 in the Los Angeles metro area.
In specialty areas, this year Keck Hospital was ranked in the top 10 nationally for ophthalmology (No. 8, USC Department of Ophthalmology at the Doheny Eye Institute) and among the top 50 for geriatric care (No. 21) and neurology/neurosurgery (No. 29). Keck Hospital was also recognized as high-performing in nine additional specialty areas: cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; gynecology; nephrology; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology. Norris Cancer Hospital was ranked in the top 50 in cancer care (No. 43) and high-performing in nephrology and urology.
Of the 5,000 hospitals considered nationwide, fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties.
“It is an honor to have our programs be recognized for the outstanding patient care and outcomes delivered by our physicians, nurses and staff members,” said Scott Evans, CEO of Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Hospital, both a part of the Keck Medical Center of USC. “We look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence in innovative and compassionate care that patients have come to expect from our hospitals.”
The hospital rankings are designed to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges.
“All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”
Both lists are published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The complete rankings and methodology are available at health.usnews.com/best-hospitals