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U.S. News & World Report Names St. Joseph Hospital a High Performing Hospital and Distinguished Rankings in Six Specialties


Orange, Calif. (July 30, 2019) - St. Joseph Hospital has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 5th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.

St. Joseph Hospital also ranked in the top 10% of California hospitals with a state ranking of #28 and #15 in Southern California. St. Joseph Hospital earned a “High Performing” rating(s) for Orthopedics in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for that type of care. In addition, St. Joseph Hospital is also rated as “High Performing” in Aortic Valve Surgery, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Failure, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery.

“St. Joseph Hospital, celebrating our 90th year of caring for our community, has continued to provide high quality, compassionate care in body, mind, and spirit,” said Jeremy Zoch, Chief Executive of St. Joseph Hospital. “This ranking is important because it acknowledges the role our entire team plays in providing successful outcomes and excellent patient care. I want to thank our excellent physicians, medical teams, and our ancillary care and services who have each played a role in earning this recognition. “

For the 2019-20 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in nine procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 57 earned this rating in all nine Procedures & Conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.

“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators.

The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.

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