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Cedars-Sinai Ranked #7 Nationally in U.S. News & World Report

The Medical Center Also Has 12 Specialties Ranked Nationally and Eight in the Top 10

Cedars-Sinai once again has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation. The medical center ranked #7 nationally in the magazine's "Best Hospitals 2020-21" analysis, exceeding its rank from last year among a select group of 20 Honor Roll hospitals.

Cedars-Sinai also ranked #2 in the Los Angeles region and #2 in the state.

The U.S. News rankings are based on a variety of measures, including patient outcomes, patient experience, technology and reputation (according to surveyed physicians).

Cedars-Sinai had 12 specialties ranked nationally in the hospital rankings released Monday. The specialty rankings mean that Cedars-Sinai is among the Top 50 hospitals in the nation in these specific clinical areas.

Eight of the specialties ranked in the Top 10 in the U.S.: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopaedics, and pulmonology and lung surgery. Three other specialties ranked in the Top 20: diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics and urology.

Nine of the 12 specialties saw their rankings rise from last year, and four were among the Top 5 nationally: cardiology and heart surgery (#3), gastroenterology and GI surgery (#2), orthopaedics (#3) and pulmonology and lung surgery (#3).

The 12 Cedars-Sinai specialties ranked nationally:

  • Cancer (#7)
  • Cardiology and Heart Surgery (#3)
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology (#13)
  • Ear, Nose and Throat (#22)
  • Gastroenterology and GI Surgery (#2)
  • Geriatrics (#11)
  • Gynecology (#7)
  • Nephrology (#9)
  • Neurology and Neurosurgery (#10)
  • Orthopaedics (#3)
  • Pulmonology and Lung Surgery (#3)
  • Urology (#11)

"The U.S. News rankings reflect the scope of our staff's dedication to the health and wellbeing of all of our patients and to advancing the science of medicine and healthcare delivery," said Thomas M. Priselac, Cedars-Sinai president and CEO. "The adaptability and flexibility of everyone at Cedars-Sinai are key reasons why we have been able to serve all patients so effectively, including during the COVID-19 pandemic, while remaining committed to expanding our research, education and support in our community."