Kaiser Permanente Recognized for Excellent Care by U.S. News & World Report

8 KPSC hospitals named best in state for overall care
32 KP hospitals identified as “high performing”

Kaiser Permanente hospitals are among the best in the nation for delivering high-quality care, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-2021 “Best Hospitals” rankings.

“We’re proud that the U.S. News & World Report places us within the top tier of hospitals nationwide,” said Nancy Gin, MD, executive vice president and chief quality officer for The Permanente Federation and regional medical director of Quality & Clinical Analysis, SCPMG. “During this critical time in health care, our experienced and highly skilled front-line staff, nurses and physicians are committed to ensuring that our patients receive the quality care they deserve to get healthy and stay healthy.”

Southern California Shines for Best Overall Care
Eight Kaiser Permanente Southern California hospitals are ranked among the best in the state for overall care: Anaheim, Baldwin Park, Fontana, Irvine, Los Angeles, Ontario, San Diego, and San Diego Zion. Three KP Northern California hospitals were also deemed best in state for overall care; Sunnyside in Oregon was among that state’s top 10.

The 31st annual study analyzes 26 specialties, procedures, and common conditions to assess hospital performance. According to the report:

  • 32 Kaiser Permanente hospitals are “high performing” for one or more measures. High performers are based on evaluation of the more than 4,500 medical centers and designate the top 10th percentile of hospitals nationwide.
  • 24 Kaiser Permanente hospitals are “high performing” for congestive heart failure treatment.
  • 20 Kaiser Permanente hospitals are “high performing” for knee and/or hip replacement surgeries.
  • 15 hospitals are “high performing” for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Kaiser Permanente’s Anaheim and Irvine medical centers rank 19th nationwide for pulmonology and lung surgery.
  • Overall, Kaiser Permanente has one or more hospitals that are nationally ranked or “high performing” for six specialties: neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology and lung surgery; gastroenterology and GI surgery; orthopedics; nephrology; and geriatrics.

“This recognition reflects the dedication and expertise of our physicians and care teams,” said Phil Madvig, MD, interim chief medical officer for National Health Plan and Hospitals Quality at Kaiser Permanente. “Our commitment to quality, safety, and excellence defines our clinical care and it continues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.”

In its hospital analysis, U.S. News & World Report uses publicly available data such as volume, mortality rates, infection rates, staffing levels, and patient satisfaction rates, among others. For more information and complete rankings, visit U.S. News & World Report.