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PRODUCED BY AND FOR MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY August 2017 | Archived Issues

U.S. News Best Hospitals 2017-18

From Thomas M. Priselac, President and CEO

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is ranked nationally in 12 specialties and has been named to the "Honor Roll" in the just-released U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals 2017-18."

The medical center was ranked #11 of more than 4,500 hospitals in the nation, placing it among a select group of Honor Roll hospitals.

The rankings are based on a variety of measures, including patient outcomes, patient safety, technology and reputation (based on surveying physicians). Each year, U.S. News makes changes in its rankings methodology; among the changes this year is a risk adjustment based on socioeconomic status.

As with all of the accolades and honors Cedars-Sinai receives, we can be very proud of our performance. It is important, however, to keep "hospital scorecards" like this and others in perspective. Currently, there are limits and methodological flaws in such rankings, and we should not let them distract any of us from our most important work — providing the highest-quality, efficient, affordable, patient-centered care possible.

At Cedars-Sinai, we have rigorous metrics in place to continually assess our quality, efficiency and effectiveness in patient care, research, education and community benefit. We will continue to use these metrics both to assess our performance and to help identify opportunities for continual improvement.

With that balanced perspective in mind, the U.S. News rankings are one of many ways of recognizing the outstanding work that goes on daily at Cedars-Sinai. Below are the 12 specialties for which Cedars-Sinai was ranked nationally:

  • Cancer (#47)
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery (#4)
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology (#18)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (#26)
  • Gastroenterology and GI surgery (#4)
  • Geriatrics (#21)
  • Gynecology (#28)
  • Nephrology (#15)
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery (#14)
  • Orthopedics (#10)
  • Pulmonology (#20)
  • Urology (#12)

The quality of care and compassion that all of our patients receive are the result of the commitment every one of you brings to work each day. On behalf of our patients and community, thank you for being at Cedars-Sinai.