According to 2022-2023 US News & World Report The Best Hospitals survey has once again ranked UC San Diego Health #1 in San Diego and #5 in California, placing it among the top healthcare providers in the country. Designed to assist patients and physicians in making informed health care decisions, these annual rankings recognize hospitals that excel in providing multidisciplinary, comprehensive care for the most challenging health conditions.
“These prestigious data-driven rankings are a tremendous honor and validation of our daily commitment to providing world-class medical and surgical care to our patients,” said Patty Maysent, CEO, UC San Diego Health. “Our exceptional teams are ambassadors for good health, dedicated to helping all patients experience the best care possible.”
“UC San Diego is proud to be home to the region’s only academic medical center where science, compassion and clinical care intersect to deliver excellent patient outcomes,” said UC San Diego Chancellor Pradeep K. Khosla. “These rankings are proof that our doctors, nurses, scientists, technicians and teams are unified in providing care that is second to none.”
For the 2022-2023 ranking and assessments, US News & World Report evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals in 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Across the 15 specialties, 164 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. Among them, UC San Diego Health ranks in 10 specialties:
- Pulmonology and Lung Surgery (10)
- Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (11)
- Geriatrics (11)
- Urology (16)
- Cancer (20)
- Cardiology and Heart Surgery (21)
- Ear, nose and throat (21)
- Neurology and Neurosurgery (21)
- Obstetrics and Gynecology (26)
- Orthopedics (39)
UC San Diego Health is also rated as “high performing” in 17 common procedures and conditions, which cover a spectrum of care from heart procedures and stroke care to orthopedic surgery and cancer, including three additional conditions this year: uterine cancer, prostate cancer. and ovarian cancer.
“UC San Diego Health provides treatment for the most complex cases in the region, and our rankings are proof that members of the local community don’t need to leave San Diego for world-class care,” said Chris Longhurst, MD, chief medical officer at UC San Diego. . Diego Health. “Our teams of experts are driven to continually improve care through early and accurate diagnosis and access to the best possible treatments, including clinical trials.”
The state and metro area rankings reflect the area’s top-performing hospitals in many areas of care. US News & World Report evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures such as survival rate, complication rate, patient experience and level of nursing care.
“These rankings reflect UC San Diego Health’s commitment to being a highly trusted and learning health system. Our consistent approach to improving patient care through reliable systems and processes demonstrates our commitment to our patients every day,” said Chad VanDenBerg, MPH, chief quality and patient safety officer at UC San Diego Health.
The best hospitals methodology also factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.
Another key component i US News & World Report the ranking is the result of expert opinion, which is based on the voting of doctors nationwide for the best hospitals in their specialty. Changes to this year’s ranking methodology include the impact of COVID-19 on care delivery, ranking additions for common new procedures and conditions, home recovery time, obstetrics and gynecology, and more.
In addition to the highest ranking in US News & World Report, UC San Diego Health is recognized as having the highest level of safety by the Leapfrog Group, with an “A” for both campuses, and is ranked third nationally among Academic Comprehensive Medical Centers by Vizient Inc. for demonstrating excellence in providing high quality care. Further, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recognized UC San Diego Health as a five-star facility for the quality of our care.
UC San Diego Health consists of UC San Diego Medical Center at Hillcrest and Jacobs Medical Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Institute, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute and Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, all in La Jolla, as well as primary care . and same-day services at clinics throughout Southern California. UC San Diego Medical Center at Hillcrest is home to the area’s only Regional Burn Center and one of two Level I trauma centers in the county.