Adventist Health Glendale Ranked in Top 5% of State’s ‘Best Hospitals’

Adventist Health Glendale has once again been independently verified by U.S. News & World Report as one of 2020’s “Best Hospitals” in its annual ranking. The hospital, celebrating its 115th anniversary, is 12th among the 132 hospitals in the Los Angeles area and 20th in California from among 424 hospitals. These rankings place the hospital in the top 5% of hospitals statewide and the top 10% of L.A-area hospitals and further validate its standing as a destination medical center for advanced care; nearly a quarter of all patients come from outside the primary and secondary markets.
These rankings are based on in-depth analyses of clinical outcomes, staffing, technological capabilities, and patient safety and satisfaction from nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide.
In addition to the overall ratings, the hospital ranked high-performing in the following adult specialties:
• diabetes and endocrinology
• geriatrics
• neurology and neurosurgery
• orthopedics
• pulmonology and lung surgery
• urology
Finally, it ranked high-performing in the following common adult procedures and conditions:
• colon cancer surgery
• heart failure
These achievements are due to the care and dedication delivered by physicians and associates day in and day out.
Recognition such as this, a five-star rating from CMS and the 11th consecutive “A” grade from the Leapfrog Group, have all come as a result of ongoing focus on patient experiences, continued expansion of advanced technologies such as the structural heart program, and an unwavering commitment to providing safe, quality outcomes for patients.
“These results recognize cornerstone as a center for top-decile care. This enables us to meet unexpected demands, including the COVID-19 pandemic, with innovation, agility and a singular focus on living our mission to inspire health, wholeness and hope for our patients and our communities,” said Alice Issai, president of Adventist Health Glendale. “I’m so proud of our team’s dedication in these turbulent times and the work they’ve been doing to meet the demands of this crisis. It’s the same commitment I see in calmer times, which really speaks to what an amazing group of professionals we have here caring for our patients.”

Huntington Hospital Earns ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety From Leapfrog

Dr. Lori Morgan Huntington Hospital CEO
Dr. Lori Morgan
Huntington Hospital CEO

The Leapfrog Group, a Washington, D.C.-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, recently released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Huntington Hospital was one of 750 awarded an “A” for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. (The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care).
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Glendale Adventist Medical Center Scores ‘A’ for Patient Safety

The Leapfrog Group, a nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety and transparency in the U.S. health care system, recently released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide. Glendale Adventist Medical Center was one of 823 hospitals to receive an “A” for its commitment to reducing errors, infections and accidents that can harm patients.
“GAMC is proud to have earned its fifth consecutive ‘A’ grade from the Leapfrog Group, an independent hospital watchdog national ratings program, recognizing hospitals for their commitment to patient safety,” said Dr. Despina Kayichian of Medical Affairs and Quality at GAMC.
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