Two USC hospitals were ranked among the top in the country and state according to the "Best Hospitals" report from the U.S. News & World Report. On a national scale, Keck Hospital of USC was ranked number eight in ophthalmology, number 21 in Geriatrics and number 29 in Neurology and Neurosurgery. Norris Cancer Hospital was ranked number 43 in the U.S. for cancer hospitals.
Keck, a teaching hospital, is a general medical and surgical facility with 193-beds and 8,317 admissions in the most recent year reported, according to the report. The USC hospital earned accolades for a variety of specialty areas including cardiology and heart surgery, gynecology, and urology. Overall, Keck was ranked number six in California and number three in the Los Angeles area.
According to the report, 79 percent of Keck patients would recommend the hospital to family and friends and 74 percent of patients gave the hospital a very high ranking overall.
These hospital rankings aim to help patients select hospitals with specific skill sets and medical specialties for challenging conditions, says a statement from USC.
“All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said U.S. News Health Rankings editor Avery Comarow in a statement. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, which is staffed entirely by USC faculty physicians, was also ranked number five in the nation for children's hospitals.
The Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was also nationally ranked -- in addition to being named number one hospital in California as well as in the Los Angeles metro area.