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UCI Health among America’s Best Hospitals for 22nd consecutive year

Nationally ranked for cancer, gynecology and senior health services

July 26, 2022
U.S. News & World Report recognizes UCI Medical Center as one of America’s Best Hospitals for the 22nd consecutive year.

Orange, Calif. — For the 22nd consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report has recognized UCI Medical Center as one of America’s Best Hospitals. The annual rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients and conditions.

This year's report highlights the excellence of UCI Health services in obstetrics and gynecology, No. 24; geriatrics, No. 42, and cancer, No. 46, among similar programs nationally. The UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only cancer program in Orange County ranked among the U.S. News top 50.

“It is an honor to be recognized once again among America’s Best Hospitals,” said UCI Health CEO Chad T. Lefteris.

“UCI Health is an indispensable health resource in Orange County, focused on improving the health of our community by leading in clinical innovation and managing complex health needs. The dedication, skill and compassion of our entire team means every patient receives the highest level of care available and that is reaffirmed by this recognition.”

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UCI Medical Center is ranked No. 6 in the Los Angeles metropolitan region and 13th in California.

U.S. News also rates UCI Health services in gastroenterology (GI) and GI surgery, neurology and neurosurgeryorthopedicspulmonology and lung surgery, and urology as high performing.

Consistent rankings

Over the last 22 years, UCI Medical Center is the only Orange County hospital consistently recognized among America’s best by U.S. News. The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 33rd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

The top-rated UCI Health services are:

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In addition to previously recognizing UCI Medical Center as one of the nation's best hospitals for maternity care, U.S. News gives UCI Health the highest rating possible for the following 10 common adult procedures:

U.S. News methodology

For its 2022-2023 report, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 adult specialty areas, 165 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings for the state and the Los Angeles metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

The Best Hospitals rankings were produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization in Research Triangle Park, N.C. For more information, visit Best Hospitals.

UCI Health is the clinical enterprise of the University of California, Irvine, and the only academic health system in Orange County. Patients can access UCI Health at primary and specialty care offices across Orange County and at its main campus, UCI Medical Center in Orange, Calif. The 459-bed, acute care hospital, listed among America’s Best Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for 22 consecutive years, provides tertiary and quaternary care, ambulatory and specialty medical clinics, behavioral health and rehabilitation services. UCI Medical Center is home to Orange County’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centerhigh-risk perinatal/neonatal program and American College of Surgeons-verified Level I adult and Level II pediatric trauma center and regional burn center. UCI Health serves a region of nearly 4 million people in Orange County, western Riverside County and southeast Los Angeles County. Follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.