Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Patients is a Virtue

From the Westwood-Century City Patch:

UCLA Medical Center Is Only LA Hospital to Earn High Marks from Patients: Most LA hospitals earned low scores from patients.

Following a stay at one of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide, patients ranked their experiences in the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey, which was conducted Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of 2014. The results, which range from one to five stars, were released in early October...

Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, Southern California Hospital At Hollywood, California Hospital Medical Center LA, Pacifica Hospital Of The Valley, Los Angeles Community Hospital, Mission Community Hospital, Sherman Oaks Hospital, and Silver Lake Medical Center all received the lowest score possible - one out of five.

Pacific Alliance Medical Center, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Encino Hospital Medical Center, Olympia Medical Center, Lac+Usc Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center all earned a score two out of five.

Santa Monica - UCLA Med Ctr & Orthopaedic Hospital, White Memorial Medical Center, Simi Valley Hospital & Health Care Services, Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Panorama City, Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Los Angeles, Providence Saint John’s Health Center, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Saint Vincent Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Kaiser Foundation Hospital - Woodland Hills, Kaiser Foundation Hospital - West LA, Keck Hospital Of USC all earned three stars.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was one of only two Los Angeles area hospitals to earn a four star rating...

Full article with listing is at

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