DOWNEY - Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center has been ranked among the 10 best hospitals in the Greater Los Angeles area in U.S. News & World Report's new Metro Los Angeles survey.The world-renowned Rehabilitation facility ranked 7th of the138 hospitals ranked in Los Angeles and Orange County. Rancho was the only Rehabilitation hospital listed among the leading hospitals. "This is a tremendous honor for Rancho, and represents a recognition of the outstanding quality of care we provide for our patients, as well as our status as a leader in Rehabilitation Medicine locally, nationally and internationally," said Rancho Chief Executive Officer Jorge Orozco. "I want to congratulate the entire Rancho family for this latest recognition of the hospital's excellence," said Dr. Mitchell Katz, Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services. "It underscores the quality of care that is being achieved for our patients within the DHS system every day." The top ten hospitals included: 1.) Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center 2.) Cedars-Sinai Medical Center 3.) USC University Hospital 4.) University of California, Irvine Medical Center 5.) Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Cernter 6.) City of Hope 7.) Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center 8.) Long Beach Memorial Medical Center 9.) St. Vincent Medical Center 10.) Huntington Memorial Hospital Being highly ranked is nothing new for Rancho. It has been named one of "America's Best Hospitals" in the U.S. News & World Report survey for 21 consecutive years. "This is just another example of why Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center is so important in providing quality healthcare to the citizens of Los Angeles County," said Fourth District Supervisor Don Knabe. "We are very proud of the incredible Rancho staff who create miracles for Rancho's patients each and every day."
********** Published: March 31, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 50