Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is among the 10 best hospitals in the world, according to a ranking released Mar. 2 from Newsweek.
The hospital on the university’s Westwood campus came in at No. 9 in Newsweek’s annual ranking of the top hospitals worldwide, moving up from No. 17 last year and No. 50 in 2020. Beverly Grove-based Cedars-Sinai Medical Center ranked No. 39 (up from No. 50 last year), and UCLA Santa Monica Hospital came in at No. 67 (down from No. 55 last year).
This is the third annual listing of the world’s top hospitals from Newsweek. While the list includes 250 hospitals overall, only the top 150 are ranked numerically; the rest are listed alphabetically. U.S. hospitals dominated the Top 10 this year, with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.; the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio; and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston placing first, second and third, respectively.
Last year’s ranking included 200 hospitals, and the first ranking in early 2020 only included 100 hospitals.
Newsweek — which is owned in part by New York-based IBT Media — partnered with Hamburg, Germany-based Statista for the hospital rankings. They used three data sources to compile the rankings: recommendations from more than 80,000 medical experts (including doctors, hospitals managers and health care professionals) in 27 countries; publicly available data from existing patient surveys; and medical key performance indicators on hospitals, including data on quality of treatment and hygiene measures.
Despite the increasingly larger field, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center managed to move up in the rankings each year.
“We are proud of UCLA Health’s long-standing excellence in the Newsweek World’s Best Hospitals List and multiple other rankings using various methodologies,” said Johnese Spisso, president of UCLA Health and chief executive of the UCLA Hospital System. The ranking reflects “the teamwork of our health care professionals and a commitment to providing exceptional care,” she added.
On a separate list of the 250 top hospitals in the United States drawn from the same Newsweek data set, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center ranked No. 5, Cedars-Sinai ranked No. 12, UCLA Health Santa Monica was No. 19, Keck Hospital of USC was No. 37, Torrance Memorial Medical Center was No. 39 and MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center was No. 94.