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UC hospitals recognized as nation, state’s best

The University of California has two of the nation’s top 10 hospitals and all five of its medical centers are among California’s best, according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey.

The 2018-2019 ranking of best hospitals, released Aug. 14, names UCSF Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center on its “honor roll,” at No. 6 and No. 7 nationally, for providing exceptional treatment across multiple areas of care.

Within California, UCSF Medical Center and UCLA Health hospitals were ranked first and second, respectively, with UC Davis Medical Center (No. 5), UC San Diego, Jacobs Medical Center (No. 9) and UC Irvine Medical Center (No. 11) close behind.

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 16 specialties and nine procedures and conditions. To be included on the honor roll, hospitals must perform well in many of these areas of care. Only 158 hospitals were nationally ranked in even one specialty.

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