U.S. News & World Report Ranks Torrance Memorial Among Top California Hospitals
TORRANCE, CA –August 18, 2017 – Torrance Memorial Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2017-18 in California and the Los Angeles metro area for the sixth straight year by U.S. News & World Report. Torrance Memorial was also recognized as high performing in the following specialties, procedures and conditions: heart failure, colon cancer, hip replacement, knee replacement, lung cancer and urology.
“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.”
For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to health care consumers nationwide,” said Harder. "By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”
The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. For a complete listing of U.S. News hospital rankings, visit http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.