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UCI Health named a top hospital by Newsweek

Also recognized as a global infection prevention leader

February 28, 2024

Orange, Calif. — UCI Health has been recognized as one of the top U.S. hospitals by Newsweek in its World’s Best Hospitals 2024 rankings. The health system is also being recognized as a global leader for infection prevention.

“It is immensely gratifying to see UCI Health recognized as one of the World’s Best Hospitals. This distinction is yet another testament to the relentless effort, compassion and unwavering commitment we provide to our patients and community,” said UCI Health President and CEO Chad T. Lefteris.

The World's Best Hospitals 2024 list recognizes the best medical institutions across 30 countries.

To assess the hospitals, Newsweek partnered with Statista, which developed a rigorous ranking methodology. Hospitals were evaluated in four key areas:

  • Hospital recommendations from doctors, hospital managers and other healthcare professionals via an international survey.
  • Patient experience, including satisfaction with the hospital, organization and medical care, as well as willingness to recommend the hospital.
  • Hospital quality metrics, including quality of care, hygiene measures, and staffing.
  • Patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) implementation survey on the use of PROMs in the hospital setting. PROMs are patient-completed surveys that measure their perception of their overall quality of life and well-being.

Commitment to excellence

The accolade from Newsweek is the latest affirmation of the high-quality care delivered every day at UCI Health, Orange County’s only academic health system.

In 2023, healthcare safety and quality organization The Leapfrog Group recognized UCI Health with its prestigious Top Hospital Award, widely recognized as one of the most competitive awards a U.S. hospital can receive. Only 132 hospitals in the country received the recognition.

UCI Health was also recognized as a five-star hospital and a top 10 performer nationally in the 2023 Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD, Quality Leadership Annual Ranking by Vizient Inc. UCI Medical Center was ranked in the top 10 for comprehensive academic medical centers in the U.S. for inpatient care.

And for the 23rd consecutive year, UCI Health was one of the nation’s best hospitals as ranked by U.S. News & World Report in 2023.

“These accolades underscore our role as Orange County's leading academic health system and affirm our ongoing dedication to delivering exceptional healthcare.”

About UCI Health

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 23 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 center, high-risk perinatal/neonatal program and American College of Surgeons-verified Level I adult and Level II pediatric trauma center, gold level 1 geriatric emergency department 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 Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.