Nearly 5,000 hospitals and more than 9,500 physicians were evaluated in 16 adult specialties from cancer to urology for the 2014-15 U.S. News rankings. Only 144 hospitals (3%) of the nation were ranked in a specialty. Hospitals with very high scores in at least six specialties earned a spot on the Honor Roll. Only 17 hospitals made this year’s list; three (18%) were from California.
To advance and accelerate patient safety and quality improvement for coordinated statewide impact, with aims to achieve zero defects, optimize clinical effectiveness, and enhance patient and family experience in health care.
California hospitals will lead the nation in patient safety and quality performance with high reliability and zero defect in care on behalf of the people and communities they serve. They will lead through respect for people and a culture of habitual excellence.