Rancho named top rehab hospital in the state

DOWNEY - Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center has been ranked the top Rehabilitation Hospital in California in the annual U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals" survey released late Monday night."Rancho is the only rehabilitation hospital in California or any of our neighboring states to be ranked in the top 20 on this year's list of top Rehabilitation hospitals," said Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. "Congratulations to Team Rancho for continuing to provide the finest patient care of any rehab facility in our state." This is the 22nd consecutive year that Rancho Los Amigos has been named one of "America's Best Hospitals" in Rehabilitation Medicine in the prestigious rankings. Rancho was rated 8th out of the138 hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange County in U.S. News & World Report's metro Los Angeles County/Orange County rankings, and 18th nationally. "Rancho Los Amigos has a proud heritage of excellence in patient-centered care," said Rancho Chief Executive Officer Jorge Orozco. "This could not be achieved without the outstanding work our staff does each and every day. Our high rankings are also indicative of the courage and commitment our patients demonstrate as they work to overcome their disabling conditions, to set new goals and to achieve their dreams." Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Director Mitchell Katz, MD added, "This recognition affirms the essential role of public hospitals, where much of the innovation in health care happens first. Rancho exemplifies what we do best in our health care system, which is providing world class medical care so our patients can move on and live healthy and fulfilling lives." Rancho treats approximately 4,000 rehabilitation and medical/surgical inpatients and nearly 80,000 outpatients each year, more than any other rehabilitation facility in the state. "Rancho provides the expertise to help our patients recover function and hope, but it is our patients who are truly responsible for the amazing recoveries that happen every day here," said Rancho Chief Medical Officer Mindy Aisen, MD. "The Rancho team is committed to building upon our six decades of clinical leadership in rehabilitation medicine as we lead the way in technology and treatment to create the best possible outcomes for our patients." -Greg Waskul, Rancho Los Amigos Foundation

********** Published: July 21, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 14