Kaiser named top 'urban' hospital

DOWNEY - The new Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center has been named one of the top urban hospitals in the nation, according to a survey released last week."This year's class of top hospitals not only hits the mark in areas such as mediation error prevention and preventing ICU deaths, but they also use their resources wisely, providing excellent and efficient outcomes for patients," said Leah Binder, CEO of the Leapfrog Group, which conducted the survey. The new Downey medical center opened in September after moving here from Bellflower. It was named a top "urban hospital." Other urban hospitals to make the list include the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Ariz., UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, University Medical Center in Princeton, N.J., and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. More than 1,200 hospitals were ranked in the survey.

********** Published: December 11, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 33