According to the 2022-2023 US News and World Report According to the “Best Hospitals” survey, UC San Diego Health once again ranked #1 in San Diego and #5 in California, placing it among the top healthcare providers in the nation. Designed to help patients and physicians make informed healthcare 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 extraordinary teams are ambassadors of good health, committed to helping all patients receive the best care possible.”
“UC San Diego is proud to be home to the only academic medical center in the region where science, compassion, and clinical care intersect to deliver superb patient outcomes,” said UC San Diego Chancellor , Pradeep K. Khosla. “These rankings are proof that our doctors, nurses, scientists, technicians and teams are united to provide unparalleled care.”
For 2022-2023 rankings and scores, US News and World Report evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals in 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialties, 164 hospitals were classified in at least one specialty. Of these, UC San Diego Health ranked in 10 specialties:
- Pneumology and Pulmonary Surgery (10)
- Gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery (11)
- Geriatrics (11)
- Urology (16)
- Cancer (20)
- Cardiology and cardiac surgery (21)
- Ear, nose and throat (21)
- Neurology and Neurosurgery (21)
- Obstetrics and Gynecology (26)
- Orthopedics (39)
UC San Diego Health is also rated “high performing” in 17 common procedures and conditions, which cover a spectrum of care from cardiac procedures and stroke care to orthopedic and cancer surgeries, including three conditions added this year: uterine cancer, prostate cancer. , and ovarian cancer.
“UC San Diego Health provides treatment for the region’s most complex cases, and our ranking proves that members of the local community never need to leave San Diego for world-class care,” said Chris Longhurst. , MD, chief medical officer at UC San Diego Health. “Our teams of experts are committed to continuously improving care through early, accurate diagnoses and access to the best possible treatments, including clinical trials.”
State and metropolitan area rankings reflect the region’s top performing hospitals in several areas of care. US News and World Report assessed the performance of each hospital using various measures such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience and level of nursing care.
“These rankings reflect UC San Diego Health’s commitment to being a highly trusted and learning healthcare system. The unwavering approach to improving patient care through trusted systems and processes speaks to our commitment to our patients every day,” said Chad VanDenBerg, MPH, quality and patient safety manager at UC San Diego. Health.
The Best Hospitals methodology also considers data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, the American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.
Another key element of US News and World Report The ranking is the expert opinion score, which is based on doctors nationwide voting for the best hospitals in their specialty. Changes to this year’s ranking methodology include the impact of COVID-19 on care delivery, the addition of rankings for new common procedures and conditions, home recovery times, obstetrics and gynecology, etc.
In addition to top rankings in US News and World Report, UC San Diego Health is recognized as having the highest level of safety in the Leapfrog group, with an “A” for both campuses and is ranked third nationally among comprehensive academic medical centers by Vizient Inc. for demonstrating excellence in providing high quality care. Additionally, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has recognized UC San Diego Health as a five-star institution for the quality of our care.
UC San Diego Health includes UC San Diego Medical Center in 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 the 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 care center and one of only two Level I trauma centers in the county.