UCLA Health voted among California’s best in class at the 2022 WebMD Choice Awards

The organization won a total of 50 awards across five specialties
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December 8, 2022
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UCLA Health has been recognized as a recipient of the WebMD Choice Awards for excellence in five specialties: Oncology, Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Neurology and Gastroenterology. This is the only hospital-recognition program based solely on the preferences and perceptions of patients and physicians on a local level.

“These awards empower and champion the voice of the patient, giving health systems a greater understanding of how their care is perceived,” says says John Whyte, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, WebMD.

Patient and physician opinions are measured using a market-by-market surveying process conducted through the WebMD owned and operated digital properties. The surveys are run on an annual basis, and awards are announced as results are finalized in target markets.

The WebMD® Patient Choice Award

The WebMD® Patient Choice Award is given to those in the top 30% of patient preferences and empowers consumers making decisions when they are actively seeking care. UCLA Health is the winner of 34 awards across five specialties:

Oncology

  • WebMD® Patient Choice Oncology Overall 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Oncology Los Angeles County 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Oncology Ventura County 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Oncology San Bernardino County 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Oncology Leukemia Treatment 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Oncology Breast Cancer Treatment 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Oncology Colorectal Cancer Treatment 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Oncology Prostate Cancer Treatment 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Oncology Skin Cancer Treatment 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Cardiology Overall 2022-2023

Cardiology

  • WebMD® Patient Choice Cardiology Los Angeles County 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Cardiology Ventura County 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Cardiology Riverside County 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Cardiology Coronary Bypass 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Cardiology Pacemaker or Defibrillator Placement 2022-2023

Orthopedics

  • WebMD® Patient Choice Orthopedics Overall 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Orthopedics Los Angeles County 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Orthopedics Ventura County 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Orthopedics Hip Replacement 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Orthopedics Knee Replacement 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Orthopedics Rotator Cuff Repair 2022-2023

Neurology

  • WebMD® Patient Choice Neurology Overall 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Neurology Los Angeles County 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Neurology Ventura County 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Neurology San Bernardino County 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Neurology Back Pain Relief Surgery 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Neurology Brain Surgery 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Neurology Spinal Surgery 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Neurology Sleep Disorder 2022-2023

Gastroenterology

  • WebMD® Patient Choice Gastroenterology Overall 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Gastroenterology Los Angeles County 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Gastroenterology Ventura County 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Gastroenterology Colorectal Surgery 2022-2023
  • WebMD® Patient Choice Gastroenterology Colon Cancer Treatment 2022-2023

The Medscape® Physician Choice Award

The Medscape® Physician Choice Award is given to those in the top 30% of physician preferences and offers healthcare professionals meaningful information on the perspective of their peers as they are making referrals. UCLA Health is the winner of 16 awards across five specialties:

Oncology

  • Medscape® Physician Choice Oncology Overall 2022-2023
  • Medscape® Physician Choice Oncology Los Angeles County 2022-2023
  • Medscape® Physician Choice Oncology Orange County 2022-2023

Cardiology

  • Medscape® Physician Choice Cardiology Overall 2022-2023
  • Medscape® Physician Choice Cardiology Los Angeles County 2022-2023
  • Medscape® Physician Choice Cardiology Orange County 2022-2023

Orthopaedics

  • Medscape® Physician Choice Orthopedics Overall 2022-2023
  • Medscape® Physician Choice Orthopedics Los Angeles County 2022-2023
  • Medscape® Physician Choice Orthopedics Orange County 2022-2023
  • Medscape® Physician Choice Orthopedics San Bernardino County 2022-2023

Neurology

  • Medscape® Physician Choice Neurology Overall 2022-2023
  • Medscape® Physician Choice Neurology Los Angeles County 2022-2023
  • Medscape® Physician Choice Neurology Orange County 2022-2023

Gastroenterology

  • Medscape® Physician Choice Gastroenterology Overall 2022-2023
  • Medscape® Physician Choice Gastroenterology Los Angeles County 2022-2023
  • Medscape® Physician Choice Gastroenterology Orange County 2022-2023

Why the WebMD Choice Awards matter

Consumers depend on others’ experiences when seeking care. 77% of patients use online reviews as their first step in finding a new doctor. The WebMD Choice Awards empower patients and providers to choose the top hospitals and health systems in their local markets.

WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers and health plans through public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications. The full list of award winners is published on the WebMD Choice Awards website.