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U.S. News & World Report Names Northridge Hospital Medical Center Among Best Hospitals for 2023-2024 in California

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Northridge, CA – August 30, 2023 – Dignity Health - Northridge Hospital Medical Center has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals list. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience and is the highest distinction a hospital can earn.

Northridge Hospital ranks 57 in the state in the 2023-2024 Best Hospitals rankings, plus, they earned the distinction as a High Performing hospital in 8 categories including: Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Attack, Hip Replacement, Hip Fracture, Kidney Failure, Knee Replacement, Pneumonia, and Stroke.

“Being recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a leader in numerous clinical facets is a true testament to the remarkable efforts of our team here at Northridge Hospital Medical Center,” shares Paul Watkins, President and CEO. “I am proud to be part of this team and look forward to continuing to serve our patients, their families and our communities with high-quality, compassionate 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. The rankings assist patients and their doctors in choosing the right hospital for their care. 

“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. 

For more information on the U.S. News Best Hospitals, explore Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #BestHospitals. 


About Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center 

Founded in 1955, Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center is a 394-bed, acute care, nonprofit community hospital located in Northridge, California. The hospital offers a full complement of award winning services, including the Leavey Cancer Center, a Cardiovascular Center, the Center for Assault Treatment Services, a Neuroscience Center of Excellence, a pediatric intensive care unit, and the only pediatric trauma center in the San Fernando Valley. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the largest health care systems. Visit for more information. 

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.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

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