Santa Clarita residents in need of medical attention are just minutes away from hospitals ranked nationally in excellent service, according to a recent U.S. News and World Report survey.
Information released Monday ranks Providence Holy Cross Medical Center as #18 in nationwide rankings and #2 for the San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys and Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital as #21 nationwide/ #3 in SF-SC Valleys due to their high performance in several specialties, including geriatrics, heart/heart surgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology for Holy Cross and geriatrics, neurology/neurosurgery, orthopedics and pulmonary at Henry Mayo Newhall.
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The highest-ranked hospital serving the valleys was Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Woodland Hills. Other hospitals that made the list were #29/#4 Northridge, #29/#5 Valley Presbyterian, #36/#6 Providence Tarzana and #36/#7 Sherman Oaks Hospital.
The valley hospitals were included in a Los Angeles regionalized list that included Long Beach, Santa Ana and Santa Monica.
In the coming months, Providence Holy Cross will increase capacity with the opening of a four-story 138-bed South Wing, making it one of the largest hospitals in the San Fernando Valley.
“I am so proud of every member of our Holy Cross family,” said Larry Bowe, chief executive of Providence Holy Cross. “This is a special place. We’re crowded and we’ve had a number of the inconveniences that come with major construction, but you would never know. Everyone has stepped up to make sure every single patient is given the best quality of care. Our patients tell us they wouldn’t go anywhere else.”
The new U.S. News rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties, including 132 of the 152 hospitals already identified as the best in the nation.
For a full list of metro area rankings, visit www.usnews.com/hospitals .