Here’s the latest from the Hospital on the Hill, UCSF Medical Center. Per U.S. Snooze and World Distort, here’s how America’s hospitals stack up as of 2010-2011:
1.Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
2.Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
3.Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
5.Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
6.New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
7.UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
8.Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
9.Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
10.Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
11.Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
12.University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
13.UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
14.University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
That’s not half bad, huh? Over the past century, UCSF has gotten better and better and our transit system has gotten worse and worse, it would appear. That’s not a bad trade-off.
Back in the day, it’s the ur-N Judah passing by UCSF:
Congratulations, people of UCSF!
All the deets:
UCSF Medical Center Named a Top 10 Hospital for 10th Consecutive Year
July 15, 2010
News Office: Karin Rush-Monroe
UCSF Medical Center ranks among the nation’s top 10 premier hospitals for the 10th consecutive year and is the best in Northern California, according to the 2010-11 America’s Best Hospitals survey conducted by U.S. News & World Report.
UCSF was named the seventh best hospital in the country, earning a spot on the survey’s “honor roll.” Of the 4,852 medical centers evaluated by U.S. News this year, only 14 earned honor roll status, demonstrating excellence and breadth of expertise by ranking at or near the top in at least six specialties.
The U.S. News score summarizes overall quality of inpatient care including balance of nurses to patients, mortality, patient safety, reputation, procedure volume, and care-related measures such as technology and patient services.
Mark R. Laret, CEO of UCSF Medical Center, said, “It is gratifying that the breadth of our expertise — from cancer to neurosurgery, from ophthalmology to gynecology — is ranked among the very best in the nation. I want to commend all the UCSF clinicians, faculty and staff, in addition to our physician partners in the community, who continually strive to improve the delivery of our care.”
Ever more deets, after the jump