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
“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.
For more information about the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, please visit the
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