Kaiser hospital in Downey ranks high for social media

Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center. Photo by Pam Lane, DowneyDailyPhotos.com

Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center. Photo by Pam Lane, DowneyDailyPhotos.com

DOWNEY — Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center has been named one of the top social media-friendly cancer hospitals in the United States.

The Downey hospital was ranked No. 4 in the list of top 50 cancer hospitals that excel with social media. The rankings were compiled by MesotheliomaTreatmentCenters.org.

“Social media is perhaps the most effective tool cancer hospitals can use to get the word out and build their reputation,” the website said.

Nearly 400 cancer hospitals were evaluated for the rankings, with hospitals critiqued on their major social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.

Cleveland Clinic, with more than 2 million likes on Facebook, grabbed the number one spot, followed by the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Kaiser Permanente Downey Medical Center came in at No. 4, ahead of other hospitals such as UCLA Medical Center (No. 6), University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (No. 5), UC Davis Medical Center (No. 9), and City of Hope (No. 12).

The full ranking is available here.

Health, NewsEric Pierce