7 August 2023 |
According to the Loma Linda news site, the Loma Linda University Medical Center was highlighted as one of the top hospitals in the Riverside-San Bernardino Metro Area in the recently published U.S. News and World Report‘s Best Hospitals list for 2023-2024. The acknowledgment emphasized the medical center’s dedication to excellence and its ongoing commitment to providing quality healthcare to its surrounding communities.
Loma Linda did not only receive a regional distinction, but on a national level, it was particularly commended for its contributions in the field of Pulmonology & Lung Surgery. Beyond this, it secured a “high performing” label in several specialties. These specialties encompass Gastroenterology & G.I. Surgery, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, and Urology.
According to the article, Trevor G. Wright, the CEO of Loma Linda University Health Hospitals, expressed immense pride and gratitude towards the institution’s staff for their unwavering commitment to patient care:
“These rankings acknowledge Loma Linda University Medical Center as the exclusive academic medical center in the region where science, compassion, and clinical expertise intersect to achieve outstanding patient outcomes,” Wright said. “The accolades and honors we receive, such as this one, serve as a clear testament to our community that they do not need to leave the Inland Empire to receive world-class care.”
These annual rankings by U.S. News play a pivotal role in the medical community. In this year’s evaluation, over 4,500 hospitals across the nation were meticulously assessed, with the primary objective of guiding patients to make well-informed care decisions. The assessment methodologies are predominantly rooted in objective, care-related indicators, such as risk-adjusted survival rates and the quality of nursing care. Such stringent measures ensure that hospitals are recognized not just for their reputation, but for their tangible contributions to patient care and well-being.