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U.S. News & World Report Names St. Bernardine Medical Center Among Best Hospitals 2023-2024 as High Performing

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San Bernardino, CA – August 30, 2023 – Dignity Health - St. Bernardine Medical Center has been named by U.S. News & World Report to its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals as a High Performing hospital for Heart Bypass Surgery, Congestive Heart Failure, Diabetes, Heart Attack, and Stroke. This is the highest distinction a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings. 

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures. 

“We are honored to be ranked as a high-performing hospital in five different specialties,” states Douglas Kleam, SBMC Hospital President. “These rankings are a testament to the commitment of the entire St. Bernardine team to continuously improve the quality, safety, and equity of the care we provide.” 

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. 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. “Fewer than half of evaluated hospitals earned any High Performing rating. Hospitals that are High Performing have excelled in providing high quality care in specific procedures and/or conditions.” 

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About Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center 

Founded as a faith-based hospital in 1931 by the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, Dignity Health – St. Bernardine Medical Center (SBMC) is a 342-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in San Bernardino, California. The hospital offers a full complement of services and it shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. SBMC has been recognized by American Stroke Association - “Get With the Guidelines” Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for General Surgery and for Orthopedic Surgery for 5 years in a row, named among the top 5 percent in the country for General Surgery and Orthopedic Services, a Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Sepsis for 8 years in a row, and earned Blue Distinction for Maternity Care, Gastric Band, Cardiac Care, and Knee and Hip Replacement from Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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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