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UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Make Best Hospital List

5,000 hospitals and medical centers ranked for annual list

UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center made the list of the country's 17 best hospitals, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. 

UCLA Medical Center was ranked fifth, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center came in twelfth, tied with the University of Pittburgh Medical Center.  Children's Hospital Los Angeles was also ranked fifth on the U.S. News list of 10 best children's hospitals.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, topped the adult hospitals list, which was published Tuesday. Nearly 5,000 hospitals and medical centers were ranked, according to U.S. News. Only New York, Boston and Los Angeles notched more than one facility on the best-of list.

The rankings were based mainly on objective data, such as patient survival rates and nurse staffing, U.S. News said.

Hospitals earned a spot on the Honor Roll if they had very high scores in at least six of 16 specialties, ranging from cancer to urology.

Rankings could differ within the specialties. For example, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York was first for cancer treatment; Cleveland Clinic for cardiology and heart surgery.


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UCLA Medical Center, which was also named the best hospital in California, was ranked nationally in 15 adult specialties and 8 pediatric ones. Cedars-Sinai was ranked nationally in 12 adult specialties.

U.S. News also ranked nearly 600 other hospitals on a list of best regional hospitals.

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