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Cedars-Sinai Named One of "America's Best Hospitals"

Medical Center is Highly Ranked in 10 Specialties

Cedars-Sinai has been named to the honor roll - the "best of the best" - in the 2008 "America's Best Hospitals" issue, which was released today by U.S. News & World Report.

Cedars-Sinai ranked among America's best hospitals in 10 different medical specialties in the latest rankings: cancer, heart and heart surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory disorders, endocrinology, geriatric care, gynecology and kidney disease.

In addition, Cedars-Sinai is one of just 19 hospitals in the nation to be named to U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll," a special designation rewarding breadth of excellence for hospitals achieving high rankings in six or more specialties.

Of the more than 5,400 hospitals in the United States, only 170 were ranked in at least one specialty.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on reputation, mortality rate and a set of care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. The rankings are calculated using a number of factors, including performance of a specified volume in certain procedures and conditions.