Torrance Memorial Medical Center Named Top 21 in CA and top 10 in Los Angeles/Orange County by U.S. News and World Report
Torrance, Calif., August 14, 2018 – Torrance Memorial Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 for the seventh straight year by U.S. News & World Report. This year the report recognizes Torrance Memorial as 21st in the state, jumping five rankings higher than last year. It also placed Torrance Memorial as the 10th best hospital in Los Angeles/Orange County region. In addition, Torrance Memorial was recognized as high performing in the following specialties: abdominal aortic aneurism repair, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, colon cancer surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.
“We are extremely elated to be ranked among California’s top-25 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.”
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 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.
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The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
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