Discoveries

A Stellar Report Card

U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2018–2019” named Cedars-Sinai one of the country’s best hospitals. The medical center’s high-quality, patient-centered care helped it place No. 8 overall (up from No. 11 last year), No. 3 in California, and No. 2 in the Los Angeles metropolitan area.

Cedars-Sinai also made the Honor Roll, recognition earned by just 20 of nearly 5,000 institutions. Honor Roll points were awarded for ranking in one or more of the 16 specialties that U.S. News evaluates and for a “high-performing” rating in one or more of nine procedures and conditions.

Cedars-Sinai ranked nationally in a dozen specialties, including No. 3 in both cardiology/heart surgery and gastroenterology/gastrointestinal surgery. Other recognized programs were cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, pulmonology, urology, and ear, nose, and throat.

U.S. News rankings are based on a variety of measures, including patient outcomes, patient safety, technology, and reputation as determined by surveyed physicians.