Torrance Memorial Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals
for 2016-17 in California and the Los Angeles metro area for the fifth
straight year by
U.S. News & World Report. This year the report recognizes Torrance Memorial as 21st in the state, jumping six ranks higher than last year. It also places
Torrance Memorial’s as the 11th best hospital in the Los Angeles/Orange County region.
In addition, Torrance Memorial was also recognized as high performing in
the following specialties, procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic
aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), colon cancer,
gastroenterology & GI surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee
replacement, lung cancer and urology.
“We are extremely elated to learn that we made such big strides in
our rankings among California’s hospitals this year,” said
Craig Leach, president and CEO, Torrance Memorial Medical Center. “It’s
a testament to the commitment of our entire patient care team to making
continued advancements in the ways in which we provide care to this community.
“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief
of health analysis at
U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has
much to be proud of.”
Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that
deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.
The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient
survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection
rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.
For 2016-17, 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties,
procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area,
U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.
Best Hospitals was produced by
U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research
Triangle Park, N.C.
The rankings were published in the
U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook. For more information, visit
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