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U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Ranks John Muir Health's Medical Centers Among Nation, Region, State and Bay Area's Best
[August 10, 2017]

U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Ranks John Muir Health's Medical Centers Among Nation, Region, State and Bay Area's Best


John Muir Health's Concord and Walnut Creek Medical Centers were 2 of just 535 hospitals or about 10% nationally that earned the designation of Best Regional Hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in its annual list of America's Best Hospitals.

To earn this distinction, each Medical Center had to earn at least one national ranking in a specialty or at least four ratings of "high performing" across 16 specialties and nine procedures and conditions. Combined, the Concord and Walnut Creek Medical Centers had seven specialties nationally ranked or rated as high performing and nine procedures and conditions rated as high performing. This places both Medical Centers among the top ranked in the San Francisco-Oakland area and the state.

For the 11th consecutive year, John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center had a service nationally ranked. The Walnut Creek Medical Center has been nationally ranked in Gynecology for the past six years. It was one of just 152 medical centers - less than 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 analyzed - to be nationally ranked in even one of 16 specialties surveyed for the report.

The Walnut Creek Medical Center was also ranked as high-performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology. In addition, the Walnut Creek Medical Center was rated as high performing in several adult procedures and conditions, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery.

John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center was ranked as high-performing in four specialties, including Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery and Orthopedics. In addition, the Concord Medical Center was rated as high performing in several adult procedures and conditions, including Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Valve Surgery, COPD, Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, COPD, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement and Lung Cancer Surgery.

Along with its national rankings, U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals published state and metropolitan hospital rankings. John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center is listed at #2 out of 44 hospitals in the San Francisco-Oakland area and #11 out of more than 400 acute care hospitals in Caliornia. John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center is listed at #3 locally and #13 in the state.

"We're proud to be ranked among the region, state and nation's best by U.S. News again this year," said Jane Willemsen, Executive Vice President & President of Hospital Operations at John Muir Health. "These distinctions are a testament to the collective talent, skills and teamwork of our physicians, nurses, staff and volunteers. We focus every day on delivering the care and experience that patients want and expect from John Muir Health."

"Our strong rankings across many services should give patients confidence that they will receive exceptional care, close to home at John Muir Health," said Irving Pike, M.D., Chief Medical Officer at John Muir Health. "We appreciate the trust and partnership developed with our patients, which allows us to work together to improve their health and wellness."


Between the two medical centers in Concord and Walnut Creek, John Muir Health has 799 licensed beds. The Walnut Creek Medical Center also serves as the designated trauma center for Contra Costa County. In addition, the health system offers a network of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians to care for patients.

The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

To learn more about John Muir Health's award-winning programs and services, visit: www.johnmuirhealth.com.

About John Muir Health

John Muir Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit health care organization east of San Francisco serving patients in Contra Costa, eastern Alameda and southern Solano Counties. It includes a network of more than 1,000 primary care and specialty physicians, more than 6,500 employees, medical centers in Concord and Walnut Creek, including Contra Costa County's only trauma center, and a Behavioral Health Center. John Muir Health also has partnerships with UCSF Health, Tenet Healthcare/San Ramon Regional Medical Center and Stanford Children's Health. The health system offers a full-range of medical services, including primary care, outpatient and imaging services, and is widely recognized as a leader in many specialties - neurosciences, orthopedic, cancer, cardiovascular, trauma, emergency, pediatrics and high-risk obstetrics care.

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