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10 Top Medical Centres in California, USA

Jul 13, 2008
Living in California is like living with the assurance of living a stress-free and healthy life. This is mostly because of the number of hospitals in the area that boasts of their expertise and ranking.

There are a lot of medical centres and hospitals in California but the ones considered as the best remain a few. Thus, the hospitals and medical centres included in the Best Hospital of 2007 list was conducted by RTI International, which is a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

This ranking is mainly conducted by the U.S. News annually in order to help patients identify the best hospital they can go to in case they needed treatment. Hospitals are ranked not by their particular procedures but through their specialty because the main objective is to identify the facilities that excel at managing and curing a variety of illnesses and procedures within a specialty.

There are also some factors that would account to the physician's reputation. The eligibility in the twelve specialties is based on three standards:

1.Membership of the institution in the Council of Teaching Hospitals
2.Affiliation with a medical school, and lastly
3.The availability of at least six out of 13 advanced services like that of robotic surgery and image-guided radiation therapy.

Hence, each specialty should have its own requirements so as to be nominated as one of the Best Hospital category. An example of such a requirement is that there should be a minimum number of in-patients during a particular span of time, where in, certain conditions were treated or had underwent a particular procedure.

The list of the Best Hospital in California that is mentioned below falls under an order where in the lowest in the criteria would be first, going to the ones who made it to the top 20 Best Hospital in the United States.

1.St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, California is ranked as number 41 in Orthopedics.

2.Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla is ranked as number 49 in Gynecolgy and number 39 in Cardiology.

3.The USC University Hospital in Los Angeles is ranked as a number 40 in Gynecology and number 8 on Ophthalmology.

4.The University of California, Irvine Medical Centre in Orange was ranked as number 46 in Geriatrics and number 19 on Urology.

5.The University of California, San Diego Medical Centre was ranked as amongst the top 8 on Respiratory disorders. It is also number 18 on Rheumatology, top 30 both on Kidney diseases and Gynecology, top 39 on Cancer management and top 50 on Ear, nose and throat medicine.

6.Willis-Knighton Medical Centre in Shreveport, Los Angeles was ranked as top 39 on Neurology and Neurosurgery. It is also number 45 on Digestive disorders, number 48 on Endocrinology and top 49 on Respiratory disorders.

7.Cedars- Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles got the top 17 for overall ranking all around the United States. They are ranked as number 8 on digestive disorders, number 14 in Heart diseases, number 15 on Endocrinology, number 16 on Neurology and Neurosurgery. Aside from this, they are number 23 on Kidney diseases, Geriatrics, Gynecology and Respiratory diseases. Lastly, they are on top the 25 list when it comes to Orthopedics and number 39 for Urology.

8.Stanford Hospital and Clinics in 300 Pasteur Drive Palo Alto is currently amongst the top 15 best hospitals in ranking all over the United States. They mainly specialize on the Heart, where in, they are in between being the top 9 and top 10 on Psychiatry. They are also number 12 on Ear, Nose and Throat, and Rheumatology. They are amongst the top 13 on Cancer, number 14 on Urology, top 16 on Gynecology, number 18 on Kidney Diseases, top 20 on Digestive disorders and top 22 on Orthopaedics. Lastly, they are top 23 on Rehabilitation Medicine, top 28 on Neurology and Neurosurgery and number 44 on Geriatrics.

9.The University of California, San Francisco Medical Centre is located at the Parnassus Avenue and is currently ranks as the top 7. This hospital has 10 leading specialties. Among the list, their Endocrinology is on top 4, top 5 would be Neurology and Neurosurgery. Aside from this, their Gynaecology department is on top 6 and Urology is on top 8. Moreover, they are amongst the top 9 for respiratory disorders, rheumatology and ophthalmology. Thus, they are amongst the on top 11 on Kidney diseases, number 14 on Cancer and Ear, Nose, Throat.

10.The most excellent hospital in California, according to studies conducted, is the University of California - Los Angeles Medical Centre which is located at 10833 Le Conte Avenue. They are the leading hospital, especially in managing facilities that actually care for the elderly people or Geriatrics, as it is more recognized. Moreover, it is amongst the top 4 for Urology, number 5 in Ophthalmology, Digestive disorders, Rheumatology and Psychiatry. Furthermore, they are amongst the top 8 for Cancer, Neurology and Neurosurgery. Lastly, they are number 9 on Orthopedics, number 11 on Ear, Nose and Throat and Heart Diseases. Thus, this hospital also got the 13th place in Gynecology and is considered as the top 15th on respiratory diseases.

This is a list of specific hospitals and the ranking of their specialties. This way, you will be able to assess which hospital can best treat your ailment or illness. The annual ranking is mostly awaited by the doctors themselves.
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