UCLA Health hospitals again rank #1 in California, rise to #4 in nation


UCLA Health hospitals have been named #1 in California and Los Angeles and #4 in the nation, in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings released late Monday, July 27. The national ranking is two positions higher than UCLA Health earned a year ago.

This is the 31st consecutive year UCLA Health has made the U.S. News & World Report honor roll, a list of the top 20 hospitals in the country. In its assessment, U.S. News & World Report evaluated the performance of more than 4,500 medical centers in 16 specialties and 10 procedures and conditions.

UCLA Health earned top 10 rankings in 13 specialties, up from 12 last year. They include geriatrics (#3), nephrology (#3), diabetes and endocrinology (#4), gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery (#5), ophthalmology (#5), pulmonology and lung surgery (#5), cardiology and heart surgery (#7), orthopaedics (#7), psychiatry (#7), ear, nose and throat (#8), neurology and neurosurgery (#8), urology (#8) and rheumatology (#9).