LOS ANGELES — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center was named the second-best hospital in the nation on Tuesday in an annual ranking by US News & World Report, while UCLA Medical Center tied for fifth.
Cedars-Sinai has been nationally ranked by the publication in 11 specialty areas, including Cardiology/Cardiac Surgery; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; geriatrics; neurology/neurosurgery; and orthopaedics.
The hospital has moved up in the rankings this year. He placed sixth last year. Cedars was ranked this year as the best hospital in California and the Los Angeles area.
UCLA Medical Center was ranked third nationally last year, but this year it is tied for fifth with Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. It was ranked the second-best hospital in the state and Los Angeles area.
The hospital has been nationally ranked in 14 adult specialties and seven pediatric specialties.
Among its nationally ranked specialties were cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; geriatrics; Obstetrics and Gynecology; ophthalmology; psychiatry; and orthopaedics.
The UCLA Medical Center’s assessment also includes data from Mattel Children’s Hospital.
The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, was ranked first for the seventh consecutive year. NYU Langone Hospitals in New York took third place behind Cedars-Sinai, and Cleveland Clinic was ranked fourth.
The only other California hospital in the magazine’s top 20 was Stanford Health Care-Stanford Hospital, which ranked 10th.
Behind Cedars and UCLA in the list of top hospitals in the Los Angeles area were Keck Medical Center of USC, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, UCI Medical Center, MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center, Providence Mission Hospital -Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, Providence St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.