Walnut Creek Medical Center has had at least one nationally ranked service for 13 straight years, including orthopedics, kidney disorders, and pulmonology and lung surgery in the top 50 this year. For the third straight year, Concord Medical Center received a high performing rating in all nine procedures and conditions evaluated.
Walnut Creek, Calif. (July 31, 2019) – John Muir Health’s Concord and Walnut Creek medical centers earned the designation of Best Regional Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in its annual list of America's Best Hospitals.
To earn this distinction, each medical center had to earn at least one national ranking in a specialty or at least three ratings of “high performing” across 12 specialties and nine procedures and conditions. For the 13th consecutive year, Walnut Creek Medical Center had at least one service nationally ranked, one of just 165 medical centers to do so. For the third straight year, Concord Medical Center was one of approximately 1% of hospitals nationwide to receive a high performing rating in all nine procedures and conditions evaluated.
Walnut Creek Medical Center was nationally ranked in Nephrology or kidney disorders (#41), Orthopedics (#48), and Pulmonology and Lung Surgery (#50). The medical center also ranked as high-performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, and Urology specialties. In addition, they were rated as high performing in several adult procedures and conditions, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery.
Concord Medical Center was ranked as high-performing in five specialties, including Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Lung Cancer Surgery and Urology. In addition, the Concord medical center was rated as high performing in all nine adult procedures and conditions, including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, COPD, Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery.
Walnut Creek is ranked second out of 48 hospitals in the San Francisco Metro Area and 13th out of more than 400 acute care hospitals in California. Concord is listed at third locally and 15th in the state. For the ninth straight year, we remain the top two ranked medical centers in the San Francisco Metro Area which includes San Francisco, San Mateo, Alameda, Contra Costa and Marin counties. Our partner, UCSF Medical Center, was ranked first in the San Francisco Metro Area again this year, second in the state and seventh in the country.
“Year after year, our outstanding team of physicians, nurses, clinical and support services staff, and volunteers show unwavering commitment to quality, safety and the patient experience,” said Jane Willemsen, Executive Vice President and President, Hospital Operations at John Muir Health. “We are honored by these outstanding recognitions and ratings from one of the most respected sources in health care. They are a testament to the talent, skills, compassion and teamwork we work to embody every day to John Muir Health.”
“We are proud to be ranked among the region, state and nation’s best by U.S. News,” said Irving Pike, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at John Muir Health. “We've set the bar high and these rankings should give patients confidence that they will receive a high level of patient-centered and compassionate care from experts in their field.”
Between the two medical centers, John Muir Health has 799 licensed beds. The Walnut Creek Medical Center also serves as the designated trauma center for Contra Costa County. In addition, the health system offers a network of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians to care for patients.
The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
To learn more about John Muir Health’s award-winning programs and services, visit: www.johnmuirhealth.com.
About John Muir Health
John Muir Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care organization east of San Francisco serving patients in Contra Costa, eastern Alameda and southern Solano Counties. It includes a network of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians, more than 6,000 employees, medical centers in Concord and Walnut Creek, including Contra Costa County’s only trauma center, and a Behavioral Health Center. John Muir Health also has partnerships with UCSF Health, Tenet Healthcare/San Ramon Regional Medical Center and Stanford Children's Health. The health system offers a full-range of medical services, including primary care, outpatient and imaging services, and is widely recognized as a leader in many specialties – neurosciences, orthopedic, cancer, cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, pediatrics and high-risk obstetrics care.
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