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U.S. News Ranks Valley Presbyterian Hospital & Providence Tarzana Hospital Among Best Hospitals in Los Angeles

Posted Apr 04 2011 7:05pm

Valley Presbyterian Hospital and Providence Tarzana Hospital were ranked today among the top hospitals in the Greater Los Angeles Area by U.S. News & World Report’s new Best Hospitals metro area rankings. The magazine ranked the top 50 hospitals in the Los Angeles-Orange County metropolitan area – as well as hospitals in other large metro areas across the country. Valley Presbyterian Hospital was recognized for it’s outstanding orthopedic and urology services. Providence Tarzana Hospital has long had a reputation as one of the Valley’s finest hospitals. A nationwide study late last year found Providence Tarzana Hospital to be the best hospital in California for vascular surgery, and gave five-star ratings for treatment of heart failure, pneumonia and sepsis and for carotid surgery and peripheral vascular bypass surgery. 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. There are nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Valley Presbyterian Hospital tied at No. 29, while Providence Tarzana Hospital tied at No. 36 for the Los Angeles-Orange County area. “All of these hospitals provide first-rate care for the majority of patients, even those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures,” said Avery Comarow, the magazine’s health rankings editor. “The new Best Hospitals metro rankings can tell you which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area.” The new metro area rankings are relevant to a much wider range of healthcare consumers. They are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally ranked Best Hospital. Patients and their families will have a far better chance of finding a U.S. News-ranked hospital in their health insurance network and might not have to travel to get care at a high-performing hospital.

Dr. Zadeh is on the medical staff at both Valley Presbyterian Hospital and Providence Tarzana Hospital.

For the full list of metro area rankings visit

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