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Memorial Medical Center, one of four Sutter hospitals honored as Top 50 in CA
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Memorial Medical Center, one of four Sutter hospitals honored as Top 50 in CA

Modesto, CA — Four hospital campuses within Sutter Health’s not-for-profit network, including Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, achieved recognition today as among the best hospitals in California for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings rate top hospitals in the state and in major metropolitan regions, as well as top hospitals according to their performance across 25 adult specialties, procedures and conditions.

Sutter Health hospital campuses ranked among the top 50 in the state include:

Memorial Medical Center also received a top 50 hospital in the nation achievement for gynecology. Only 152 out of 4,500 U.S. hospitals evaluated received a national ranking in at least one specialty.  

“At Memorial, we have been continuing our focus on quality, access, and the patient experience, as well as other key performance areas,” said Daryn Kumar, Memorial’s chief executive officer. “We are excited to see our efforts make a difference. Receiving recognition like this validates those efforts.”

Six additional Sutter Health hospital campuses earned recognition today as “high performers” in at least one adult specialty, condition or procedure, including:

“Our network’s doctors, nurses, clinicians and employees dedicate themselves daily to give safe, high quality care for patients across Northern California,” said Stephen Lockhart, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer for Sutter Health. “Our quality advancements also have an invaluable impact by helping lower costs and improve efficiencies. As an integrated network, we have the ability to share these best practices across our care teams to the benefit of all patients.”

“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.” 

The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.

For more information and complete rankings, visit Best Hospitals.

About Memorial Medical Center

Memorial Medical Center is part of Sutter Health, a family of not-for-profit hospitals, physician organizations and other medical services that share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. Serving more than 100 communities in Northern California, Sutter Health is a regional leader in cardiac care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, obstetrics, and newborn intensive care, and is a pioneer in advanced patient safety technology.

Learn more about Memorial Medical Center.

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