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U.S. News & World Report Names St. Joseph’s Medical Center Among Nation’s Best Hospitals for 2023-2024

(STOCKTON, CA) August 7, 2023 – Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals, in addition to being recognized as High Performing in nine common procedures and conditions. 

St. Joseph’s Medical Center was ranked Best Regional Hospital in the Stockton Metro Area and is tied for 43rd in California in the 2023-2024 Best Hospitals rankings, being among the top 10.5% of hospitals in the state. High Performing areas include Congestive Heart Failure, Colon Cancer Surgery, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Hip Fracture, Kidney Failure, Leukemia, Lymphoma and Myeloma, Pneumonia, and Stroke.

“We are honored to receive these prestigious recognitions from U.S. News & World Report,” said Donald J. Wiley, president and CEO of St. Joseph’s Medical Center. “Being ranked in approximately the top 10% of hospitals in California and first in the Stockton Metro Area is a reflection of the dedication and commitment of our clinical staff in ensuring patients receive quality care.”

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions; only 12% of evaluated hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience. 

“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.

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About St. Joseph’s Medical Center:

Dignity Health St. Joseph's Medical Center is a not-for-profit, fully accredited, regional hospital with 355 beds, a physician staff of over 700, and more than 2,700 employees. Specializing in cardiovascular care, comprehensive cancer services, and women and children's services, St. Joseph's is committed to delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health care services with special attention to the poor and underserved. As a Sponsoring Institution for Graduate Medical Education, St. Joseph’s supports rapidly growing educational programs for both resident physicians and medical students. In addition to being nationally recognized as a quality leader, St. Joseph's is consistently chosen as the "most preferred hospital" by local consumers. St. Joseph's is the largest hospital, as well as one of the largest private employers in San Joaquin County. Founded in 1899 by Fr. William O'Connor and administered by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael, St. Joseph's continues to lead the region in medical innovation. St. Joseph's Medical Center is a member of Dignity Health/CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit Catholic health system with care sites across 21 states dedicated to advancing health for all people. For more information, please visit  

About U.S. News & World Report:

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower consumers, business leaders and policy officials to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives and communities. A multifaceted digital media company with Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, News, Real Estate, Careers and 360 Reviews platforms, U.S. News provides rankings, independent reporting, data journalism, consumer advice and U.S. News Live events. More than 40 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Publish date: 

Monday, August 07, 2023

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