UCSF Medical Center Named Top 10 Hospital for 11th Consecutive Year

By Karin Rush-Monroe, Public Affairs | July 19, 2011

UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation’s top 10 premier hospitals for the 11th consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the 2011-12 America’s Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.

UCSF was named the seventh best hospital in the country, earning a spot on the survey’s honor roll. Just 17 hospitals made the publication’s national Honor Roll, a distinction that signals both rare breadth and depth of medical excellence. These hospitals ranked near the top in six or more specialty rankings.

The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country’s top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area.

In March, UCSF Medical Center was named the best hospital in the San Francisco-Oakland area according to U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings. These new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties.

The U.S. News best hospital score summarizes overall quality of inpatient care, considering measures of nurse staffing,, mortality rates, patient safety, reputation, procedure volume, technology adoption and patient services.

“There is no more important life’s work than to care for patients in their most vulnerable time of need. Every day more than 7,000 physicians, nurses and staff of UCSF Medical Center perform this noble work, providing the most advanced, compassionate health care to patients from our local region and all over the world who seek our expertise,” said Mark R. Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center and the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.

“UCSF’s continued recognition as one of America’s top 10 medical centers is a testament to these extraordinary caregivers and researchers, and the support staff who enable their work,” said Laret, who has been at the helm of the hospital since the UCSF Medical Center began achieving top ten rankings.

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