WESTWOOD—According to this year’s U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals Honor Roll list, UCLA’s Hospitals are now the third best in the entire country.
UCLA’s hospitals tied with Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, jumping up two spots from last year’s list.
“We are truly honored to be recognized as one of the top hospitals in the country,” said Dr. James Atkinson, the interim associate vice chancellor and president of UCLA Hospital System. “Our ongoing commitment is to deliver the highest-quality medical care available in a compassionate environment where patients and their families are treated with dignity and respect.”
Last week, UCLA announced that nearly 4.3 million patient files containing personal information such as social security numbers may have been accessed by hackers. The UCLA Hospital System includes four hospitals on two different campuses.
The university’s hospitals ranked high in other sub categories as well including being named fifth in ophthalmology, sixth in cancer research, third in urology, second in geriatrics and seventh for neurology and neurosurgery.
According to U.S. News and World Report’s website, the annual list “recognizes hospitals that excel in treating patients who need an especially high level of care.”
“Ranking among the ‘best of the best’ is a reflection of the dedication of the people in our entire UCLA health organization including our hospitals, clinics and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA — they are superb,” said Dr. John Mazziotta, vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and dean of the Geffen School, in a statement to the media. “Every member of our team should be commended for putting patients first and helping to earn this distinction.”