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US News and World Report lists Scripps La Jolla Hospitals as best in San Diego region

Posted at 12:42 PM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 15:42:58-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – U.S. News & World Report’s annual list of Best Hospitals in San Diego has Scripps La Jolla Hospitals (Scripps Green and Scripps Memorial La Jolla) ranked first for the third straight year.

In the list published on July 30, 2019, Scripps La Jolla Hospitals were not only named the best hospitals in the San Diego region for 2019-20, but the hospitals were also among the 57 best hospitals in the nation when it comes to the handling of nine specific surgical procedures and chronic conditions (colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure, heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, knee replacement and hip replacement).

Chris Van Gorder, president and CEO of Scripps Health, said, “Ranking No. 1 in San Diego and among the best in the nation, repeatedly, is a great honor and a testament to the highest-quality patient care and expertise provided by our hardworking physicians, nurses and staff. While such recognition is celebrated by everyone here at Scripps, our patients are the real winners because they can take comfort in and benefit from access to outstanding health care right here in San Diego County.”

The top hospitals in the San Diego region for 2019-20, per U.S. News & World Report:

1. Scripps La Jolla Hospitals
2. UC San Diego Medical Center
3. Sharp Memorial
4. Sharp Grossmont
5. Palomar Medical Center Escondido
6. (tie) Scripps Memorial Encinitas
6. (tie) Scripps Mercy
6. (tie) Sharp Chula Vista
7. Alvarado Medical Center
8. Alvarado Parkway Institute Behavioral Health System La Mesa

In response to UC San Diego Medical Center’s high ranking in the San Diego region, UC San Diego Health CEO Patty Maysent said, “UC San Diego Health is ranked among the top ten hospitals in California. As San Diego’s only academic health system, we are a recognized destination for patients with deeply complex diseases and conditions that require the multidisciplinary care and attention of nationally recognized experts.”

While Scripps La Jolla Hospitals and UC San Diego Medical Center both ranked high in various specialties, neither hospital made U.S News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals Honor Roll,” which recognizes hospitals for their performance across multiple areas of care.

The 2019-20 Best Hospitals Honor Roll top 10:

1. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
2. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
3. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
4. Cleveland Clinic
5. New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell, N.Y.
6. UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
7. UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco
8. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles
9. NYU Langone Hospitals, New York, N.Y.
10. Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago

U.S. News & World Report studied over 4,500 hospitals across the nation for its 2019-20 rankings.