The hospital was also ranked among the best nationally in 15 areas, including cancer treatment; diabetes and endocrinology; and ear, nose and throat.
"This is a wonderful tribute to our entire health care team, who provide excellence in patient-centered care," according to Dr. David Feinberg, CEO and associate vice chancellor of the UCLA Hospital System.
The magazine evaluated 5,000 hospitals, and 152 were nationally ranked in a specialty.
Other area hospitals receiving top rankings locally were Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, USC University Hospital, UCI Medical Center, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, City of Hope, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, St. Vincent Medical Center, Huntington Memorial Hospital and St. Joseph Hospital.
The Los Angeles metro area included Long Beach, Santa Ana and Santa Monica.
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"All of these hospitals provide first-rate care for the majority of patients, even those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures," according to U.S. News health rankings editor Avery Comarow. "The new 'Best Hospitals' metro rankings can tell you which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area."