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U.S. News & World Report Names Torrance Memorial Among Best Hospitals

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Torrance Memorial Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in California and the Los Angeles metro area for the third 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 for providing high performing and quality care in seven specialty areas: diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology/GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, orthopedics and urology.

"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 added yet another specialty area—gastroenterology/GI surgery—to our high performance areas this year, is a testament to our entire patient care team and its commitment to excellence and providing the best care to our local community."

For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned national ranking in even one specialty.

U.S. News also recognizes hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers and represent valuable regional sources of quality care.

"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.

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