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4-5-11 - Loma Linda University Medical Center Ranked No. 1
No. 1 out of 41 area hospitals by U.S. News & World Report

Loma Linda University Medical Center (LLUMC) tops 40 other hospitals in new metro-area rankings released by U.S. News & World Report on March 29.

Covering the expansive Riverside-San Bernardino area, the rankings note LLUMC's high performance in seven specialties — cancer; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose, and throat; gynecology; kidney disorders; pulmonary care; and urology—nearly half of the 16 specialty categories considered.

"Our mission to further the healing and teaching ministry of Jesus Christ fuels us to strive for the best in all that we do for our patients," says LLUMC CEO Ruthita Fike, MA. "The ranking recognizes the hard work and exceptional skill of our doctors and staff."

To be considered for ranking, a hospital first had to score in the top 25 percent nationwide of hospitals with the same specialty. Hospitals meeting this requirement—and located in metro areas with populations exceeding 1 million—were compared against their neighbors. Only 622 out of the nation’s 4,852 hospitals qualified for the rankings.

"All of these hospitals provide first-rate care for the majority of patients, even those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures," said Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. "The new Best Hospitals metro ranking can tell you which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area."

For the full list of metro area rankings, visit www.usnews.com/hospitals.


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