Cedars-Sinai: Best in the West

TheAmerican Jewish community supports the best medical centers in the country, from sea to shining sea, according to a new study published in the May/June issue of Modern Maturity magazine.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is the No. 2 hospital in the country and the best in the Western United States, according to the study, conducted by consumer education group Consumers’ Checkbook.

The national study ranked 1,308 metropolitan-area hospitals. More than 20,000 doctors answered surveys, and statistics from federal records of 30 million hospital stays were included in the rankings. Doctors’ training, medical and surgical mortality rates and other physicians’ opinions were all included in an overall score. The national average overall score was 5,418. Cedars-Sinai scored 8,784.

Only one other hospital in the West made the survey’s top 10: UCLA Medical Center, at No. 9.

Cedars-Sinai Among America’s Best

Angelenos can sleep a little easier at night, knowing that the best non-university hospital in Southern California stands in their own backyard.

For the second year in a row, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center topped the list of non-university Southern California hospitals, according to a U.S. News & World survey. The 10th annual guide to “America’s Best Hospitals,” featured in U.S. News & World’s July 19 issue, also ranked the Beverly Hills-adjacent facility 12th in the nation for cardiology and heart surgery.

Cedars-Sinai was among 188 of the country’s top hospitals to make the guide, selected from 1,881 of the nation’s 6,299 hospitals that met U.S. News & Report’s initial criteria.

Naturally, Cedar-Sinai’s administrators were delighted with the attention given by the magazine. Said Thomas M. Priselac, Cedars-Sinai’s president and CEO: “We are honored and pleased by this recognition. Clearly, Cedars-Sinai’s dedication to an educational mission and to highly sophisticated pre-clinical and clinical research …played a key role in our being so well placed in the best-hospital rankings.” — Michael Aushenker, Staff Writer

Overall, Cedars-Sinai ranked highly in nine of 16 categories in the guide:

Cardiology and

&’009;Heart Surgery (12th)

Gynecology (19th),

Digestive Tract (26th),

Respiratory Disorders (27th),

Rheumatology (28th),

Geriatrics (28th),

Neurology and

&’009;Neurosurgery (31st),

Ear, Nose and Throat (38th).