Best Hospitals in California

California has about 430 hospitals, 17 of which are nationally ranked. Forty-one other hospitals met standards for strong performance within the state. U.S. News also ranks California hospitals in many metro areas, including Los Angeles and San Francisco-Oakland.

How We Rank Hospitals

Rankings in Metro Areas

Best Hospitals by Metro Area

Bakersfield, Los Angeles, Riverside-San Bernardino (Inland Empire), Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco-Oakland, San Jose

Best Hospitals by Region

Central Coast, Central Valley, Napa-Sonoma, Northern Coast, Northern Sierras

State Rank Hospital No. of Specialties Nationally Ranked No. of Specialties High-Performing
#20

Mission Hospital

Mission Viejo, CA

Ranked #11 in Los Angeles metro area

9 High-Performing Specialties
#20

Saddleback Memorial Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

Ranked #11 in Los Angeles metro area

9 High-Performing Specialties
#20

St. Joseph Hospital

Orange, CA

Ranked #11 in Los Angeles metro area

9 High-Performing Specialties
#20

White Memorial Medical Center

Los Angeles, CA

Ranked #11 in Los Angeles metro area

9 High-Performing Specialties

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#25

Sharp Memorial Hospital

San Diego, CA

Ranked #4 in San Diego metro area

8 High-Performing Specialties
#26

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center

Santa Clara, CA

Ranked #2 in San Jose metro area

7 High-Performing Specialties
#27

Good Samaritan Hospital

Los Angeles, CA

Ranked #15 in Los Angeles metro area

6 High-Performing Specialties
#27

Kaiser Permanente Anaheim Medical Center

Anaheim, CA

Ranked #15 in Los Angeles metro area

6 High-Performing Specialties
#27

St. Joseph Hospital

Eureka, CA

Recognized in Northern Coast

6 High-Performing Specialties
#27

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Torrance, CA

Ranked #15 in Los Angeles metro area

6 High-Performing Specialties

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The Methodology & Awards

Gold — Nationally Ranked: hospitals that excel in difficult cases in one or more specialties.

Silver — High-Performing: hospitals in the tier just below nationally ranked Best Hospitals.

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