U.S. News & World Report: Stanford Hospital ranks 13th in nation

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Stanford Hospital is ranked as one of the top 20 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report.

Ranked 13th nationally, this is Stanford Health Care’s sixth year on the honor roll. The Honor Roll highlights 20 hospitals based on performance in 16 specialties and 10 procedures and conditions. It factors in patient outcomes, reputation among peers, patient volume and several other considerations.

Stanford is ranked first in the San Jose area and fourth in California. Another Bay Area hospital that made the list this year is UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, which was ranked 8th nationally.

This recognition follows a number of other awards that Stanford Health Care and Stanford Hospital have received including being named a top 15 major teaching hospital by Fortune and IBM Watson Health, earning an “A” grade from The Leapfrog Group for hospital safety and receiving five stars on Hospital Compare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ health care quality site.

“The rankings are a source of pride,” said Joseph Woo, MD, professor and chair of cardiothoracic surgery. “We don’t work toward the rankings; we work toward making a difference in society, but it’s nice to see the progress we’re making.”

This latest honor arrives as the COVID-19 pandemic has seen an increase in demand and hospitalization of patients across the Bay Area and California. In November, Stanford Hospital opened a new 824,000-square-foot hospital.

“The long list of accolades we’ve earned this past year speaks volumes about our people, who continue to rise to new challenges to ensure that our patients receive exceptional care,” Entwistle said. “As our nation’s health care system continues to confront extraordinary challenges wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, I could not hope for a better team to navigate these difficult times.”

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