San Ramon Regional Medical Center Recognized by U.S. News & World ReportJul 27, 2021
San Ramon, Calif. - San Ramon Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report.
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 7th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.
San Ramon Regional Medical Center earned “High Performing” ratings for Hip Replacement, Kidney Failure, Pneumonia and Stroke, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.
“It is such an honor to be recognized on a national level for our team’s unwavering commitment to taking care of our community. These ratings are a true testament to that commitment,” said Ann Lucena, CEO of San Ramon Regional Medical Center. “We are so proud of our entire team for their consistent dedication to providing safe, high-quality and compassionate care for our patients across the Tri-Valley Area.”
For the 2021-22 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 17 procedures and conditions. Less than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 11 earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.
“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”
The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators.For more information about the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2022” guidebook.
San Ramon Regional Medical Center is certified as a Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission. Part of the Contra Costa County Stroke System, launched in 2012, the hospital’s Emergency Department is a stroke receiving center for the county and provides rapid diagnosis and treatment. The Stroke System is a coordinated 911 emergency response, linking patients to trained emergency medical providers who identify stroke victims and rapidly transport them to designated stroke-certified hospitals within the critical treatment time window. This teamwork is known to significantly reduce brain damage and save lives. Every minute counts when someone is experiencing a medical emergency such as a stroke or heart attack, and the San Ramon Regional Medical Center team is able to provide those patients with immediate attention.San Ramon Regional Medical Center is also a 2020 recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award and the Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll.