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Cedars-Sinai Ranked Among Best in 2014-15 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Issue

Los Angeles – July 15, 2014 – With 12 medical specialties rated among the finest in the nation, Cedars-Sinai has been named to the Honor Roll in the 2014-15 issue of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

Cedars-Sinai is among just 17 out of approximately 5,000 hospitals nationwide to earn the magazine's Honor Roll designation. To be named to the Honor Roll, a hospital must be rated among the nation's top 50 programs in at least six specialties.

“While we always appreciate this type of national recognition, at Cedars-Sinai we are primarily focused on our patients, providing the highest quality, compassionate care in an efficient manner to each of them and to their families,” said Thomas M. Priselac, Cedars-Sinai's president and CEO. “We also remain focused on improving the health of people throughout Los Angeles through our hundreds of community benefit programs and increasing access for the underserved, as well as on our innovative biomedical research and education programs.”

The 12 Cedars-Sinai specialties ranked are: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.

Report rankings are based on patient safety, mortality rates and other factors, as well as reputation among a randomly selected group of physicians from across the nation.