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Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals rank in top tier

U.S. News & World Report’s annual study rates all Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals as “high performing” for stroke and pneumonia care.

OAKLAND, Calif., July 26, 2022 – Kaiser Permanente Northern California’s hospitals are recognized for delivering high-quality care to stroke and pneumonia patients among other common adult conditions, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Hospitals ratings and rankings.

U.S. News & World Report’s 33rd annual study analyzes 15 specialties and 20 procedures and common adult conditions to assess hospital performance. According to the report:

  • All Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals are “high performing” for stroke and pneumonia care. High performers are based on the evaluations of more than 4,500 U.S. medical centers and represent the top 20% of hospitals in the nation.
  • Seven Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals are ranked among the top 50 hospitals in California: Oakland, Richmond, Roseville, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Leandro and South Sacramento are all rated among the state’s best hospitals.
  • Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Hospital is among the top 30 hospitals in the nation for rehabilitation out of more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated.

“Kaiser Permanente Northern California hospitals are once again being recognized among the best in the nation, which is a testament to the dedication and commitment to quality, safety and clinical excellence by our dedicated care teams,” said Carrie Owen Plietz, FACHE, president of Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California region. “During this critical time in health care, we are proud to be focused on providing the high-quality care our members and patients deserve.”

“Our physicians, nurses and staff continue to deliver exceptional clinical care that is having a positive and often life-changing impact on the lives of our members and patients,” said Richard S. Isaacs, MD, FACS, chief executive officer and executive director of The Permanente Medical Group. “We are committed to improving the health of our patients and communities through our clinical excellence and our relentless focus on delivering high-quality clinical outcomes.”

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


About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve almost 12.6 million members in 8 states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists, and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery, and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education, and the support of community health.



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