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Cedars-Sinai Named Among Best in 12 Specialties in 2011-12 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

Twelve medical specialties at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center were ranked in the latest U.S. News & World Report “America’s Best Hospitals” edition. Cedars-Sinai’s was among the top tier of hospitals that had more than 10 specialties ranked among the top 50 programs in each field nationwide.

Of 4,825 hospitals considered for the rankings nationwide by U.S. News & World Report, only 140 scored high enough to be recognized in even a single specialty. Cedars-Sinai was ranked in: cardiology and heart surgery; neurology and neurosurgery; cancer; orthopaedics; gastroenterology; gynecology; geriatrics; nephrology; diabetes and endocrinology; pulmonology; urology; and ear, nose and throat.

The report graded hospitals in 16 different specialty areas, ranking only the top 50 for each category.

“To have so many of our specialty areas recognized among the very best in the nation reflects the depth and breadth of the high quality care that Cedars-Sinai provides, not only for patients in Southern California, but for patients from around the nation and the globe who come to Cedars-Sinai for care,” said Thomas M. Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. “These latest rankings reflect the extraordinary commitment to our patients by everyone on the Cedars-Sinai team.”

Report rankings are based on reputation, mortality rate, patient safety and other factors as rated by a group of physicians from across the nation. The specialty rankings are calculated using a number of factors, including performance of a certain volume in specified procedures.