Torrance Memorial Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals
for 2015-16 in California and the Los Angeles metro area for the fourth
straight year by
U.S. News & World Report, placing the hospital in the top 6 percent in the state. The report recognizes
Torrance Memorial Medical Center’s quality care as the 11th best in the Los Angeles/Orange County region, jumping two ranks higher
than last year, and 27th in the state.
“We are very pleased to be recognized among the best hospitals in
California,” said Craig Leach, president and CEO, Torrance Memorial
Medical Center. “That we have improved our ranking from last year
is a testament to our entire patient care team and its commitment to excellence
and caring for our community.”
“The data tell the story – a hospital that emerged from our
analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” says
U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “A Best Hospital has demonstrated
its expertise in treating the most challenging patients.”
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level
of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging
condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective
measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing
levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.
The specialty rankings and data were produced for
U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research
Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data,
U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.
The rankings are freely available at
http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the
U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook, available in August.