Kaiser Permanente in Fresno gets high marks in hospital rankings

The Fresno BeeJuly 16, 2014 

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Fresno has been ranked among the top hospitals in California, according to the 2014-15 Best Hospitals in America rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

The Fresno hospital ranked 59th among the nearly 400 acute-care hospitals in California and was rated as "high performing" in the area of diabetes and endocrinology, just below nationally ranked U.S. hospitals.

Of the 47 hospitals in the Central Valley, spanning Kern County to San Joaquin County, Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center was the only one listed as meeting strong performance standards.

"We're so proud of this recent accomplishment and honored to be recognized in this esteemed list of hospital rankings," said Jeff Collins, Kaiser Permanente Fresno senior vice president and area manager.

"To be the only hospital in the Valley to receive this honor further demonstrates our commitment to quality and our desire to provide the best health care outcomes to our members and the communities we serve."

This year's rankings include the top 17 U.S. hospitals overall and the top 50 according to performance in key medical specialties.

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