U.S.NEWS & WORLD REPORT has ranked UCLA Medical Center the No. 3 hospital in the United States and, for the 18th consecutive year, the best hospital in the western United States.
The annual U.S. News rankings are based on a review of more than 5,400 American hospitals that looks at patientoutcomes data, reputation among physicians and other care-related factors. Of those hospitals, just 173 were ranked among 16 specialty areas in the magazine’s 2007 edition of “America’s Best Hospitals,” and only 18 made the Honor Roll, which recognizes hospitals that demonstrate excellence across many specialties.
UCLA ranked in the top 15 in 15 of the 16 areas. Other hospitals in the top three, according to this year’s report, were Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Md., and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.