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10 Hospitals Honored for Quality Care

Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals are also rated among the state’s top 50 overall for quality of care by U.S. News & World Report.

Ten Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California were recognized for their excellence in health care in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 Best Hospitals study released this week.

Kaiser Permanente hospitals that received high-performing ratings for specialty and/or common care are: Antioch, Fresno, Oakland/Richmond, Roseville, San Francisco, San Jose, San Rafael, Santa Clara, South Sacramento, and Walnut Creek.

Five of the Kaiser Permanente hospitals were also ranked among the state’s top 50 overall: Antioch (44th), Oakland (32nd), Roseville (32nd), Santa Clara (32nd), and San Francisco (26th).

U.S. News also ranks hospitals on a local and regional level. Three Kaiser Permanente hospitals — Antioch, Oakland/Richmond, and San Francisco — are among the top 10 in the San Francisco metropolitan area. Roseville Medical Center is tied for third in the Sacramento metro area and Santa Clara is third in the San Jose metro area.

The 28th annual rankings and ratings, a well-known annual assessment of hospital care superiority, are based on the evaluation of more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide. This study is intended to help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 complex specialties, procedures, and common conditions.

For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures, and conditions. In all, 22 Kaiser Permanente hospitals across the country were rated high-performing for at least one of the 25 measures. Five other hospitals in Southern California were also rated among the state’s top 50 overall.

“I am incredibly proud of our physicians and staff who focus on world-class quality care, delivered with compassion and commitment,” said Richard S. Isaacs, MD, FACS, executive director and CEO of The Permanente Medical Group. “This recognition from U.S. News & World Report is a tribute to Kaiser Permanente’s exceptional foundation of excellence and commitment to continuous improvement, evidenced-based practices, and personalized service.”

While choosing the right hospital for the right procedure is a complex decision, Kaiser Permanente stands out for several specialties, procedures, and conditions, including cardiac care. Eight Northern California Kaiser Permanente hospitals are high-performing — the highest rating given — for congestive heart failure treatment; 5 are high-performing for knee replacement, and 5 are high-performing for colon cancer surgery.

“The heart of our mission at Kaiser Permanente is about providing high-quality and affordable health care. This recognition highlights the outstanding work of our Northern California physicians, nurses, care teams, and employees, who deliver on that commitment every day,” said Janet Liang, president, Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

In its hospital analysis, U.S. News & World Report uses publicly available data such as mortality rates, volume, infection rates, staffing levels, and patient satisfaction rates, among others. For more information and complete rankings, visit U.S. News & World Report.



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    1. Chris, please log on to and search for a physician in your geographic area. Physician bios will mention interests and specialties such as plant-based diet. You may also ask your current general practitioner for a referral to a new g.p. or to a Kaiser Permanente dietitian.

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